“These victories over ISIS in Syria do not signal the end of the Global Coalition or its campaign. We have started returning United States troops home as we transition to the next phase of this campaign. . .”
@coalition and its partners in Syria and Iraq have recaptured the vast majority of Daesh territory and important advances have been made in recent days in the last area of eastern Syria which Daesh has occupied.
Daesh do not need territory to remain a threat and will remain a terrorist insurgency that still poses an ongoing threat to our mutual ally Iraq, including from over the Syrian border.
@coalition remains united and determined in its mission to degrade and defeat Daesh.
Significant progress has been made but there is still a big job to do to defeat Daesh. We will continue to work across all lines of effort to stop the spread of their poisonous ideology.