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U.S. Officials: U.S. Will Continue Defeat-ISIS Campaign
U.S. Department Of Defense
U.S. Will Continue Defeat-ISIS Campaign, Official Says
BY Jim Garamone
"The Defeat-ISIS campaign will continue," the official said in a background interview with Pentagon reporters. "The enduring defeat of ISIS remains one of our top security priorities, yesterday in Washington. We have significant assets and personnel as well as coalition capabilities throughout the region that will continue to prosecute that campaign."
The Turkish invasion of Northern Syria has complicated matters in the region. President Donald J. Trump ordered the evacuation of American service members from the region. U.S. personnel were in danger of getting between Turkish and Kurdish forces.
The situation is becoming even more complex as Russian personnel and forces from the regime of Bashir al-Assad have rushed to fill the vacuum in Northern Syria.
It is important to remember that ISIS is not just a Middle East/Central Asia phenomenon. The terror group is attempting to foment extremism in many other areas including Somalia, Niger, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and elsewhere. The Defeat-ISIS coalition — now up to about 80 entities — will continue to go after the group.