US Department of Defense
President Trump held up a map showing the dwindling territory held by the Islamic State, restricted to a single village now and surrounded by hostile forces. Fox News reports:
President Trump on Wednesday brandished a striking map showing how the Islamic State’s presence in Syria has diminished since he took office, while vowing the deadly terrorist network will be gone “by tonight” as he showed reporters the tiny spot representing their last stand.
“I brought this out for you because, this is a map … everything in the red — this was on Election Night in 2016 — everything red is ISIS,” he told reporters, pointing to a top image that showed large parts of the region covered in red.
“When I took it over, it was a mess. Now, on the bottom — that’s the exact same — there is no red,” he said, pointing to an image below. “In fact, there’s actually a tiny spot which will be gone by tonight,” he added.
“So this is ISIS on Election Day, my Election Day, and this is ISIS now,” he said. “So that’s the way it goes.”
This victory is a huge credit to the US Armed Forces and its allies. The world will be safer with this scourge destroyed in Syria.