US defeated Islamic State in Syria: Donald Trump
“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,” Trump said Wednesday morning on Twitter.
The US military is working quickly to follow US President Donald Trump's order, according to the official.
Recently, administration officials had disputed the idea that Islamic State has been defeated as they maintained it is necessary to ensure internal security forces are in place.
“If we’ve learned one thing over the years, enduring defeat of a group like this means you can’t just defeat their physical space and then leave,” Brett McGurk, the administration’s special envoy to for the global coalition to defeat ISIS, said on Dec. 11. “You have to make sure the internal security forces are in place to ensure that those gains, security gains, are enduring. So that will take some time.”