Have you heard the joke that when he goes to bed at night, Chuch Norris checks under his bed for General Mattis? That can be applied to ISIS fighters as well. They are not having things very much their way, anymore.
The General, our Secretary of Defense, is very pleased with the progress that has been made to marginalize ISIS. According to him, he is ahead of schedule. that is a very good thing.
As Written By Saagar Enjeti for the Daily Caller:
Secretary of Defense James Mattis touted the rapid success of the U.S.-backed military campaign against the Islamic State to reporters en-route to Egypt Saturday.
“The enemy is collapsing. In many cases, faster than many people in the media forecasted,” Mattis declared. “You know, I always stayed away from timelines for this very reason. It’s usually slower or faster than any timeline.”
Mattis has consistently been reluctant to put a timeline on the U.S. military presence in Syria, but highlighted the recent withdrawal of approximately 400 Marines from the country after successful operations against ISIS. The 400 Marines are being sent back to the U.S. after supporting the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in their military campaign against ISIS.
ISIS has lost nearly all of its major territory in Iraq and Syria in recent months. The group no longer controls any major city in Iraq and is largely isolated to a desert pocket in Syria, surrounded by various hostile militaries.
The defense secretary also confirmed that U.S. arms and support will begin to cease to Kurdish groups inside Syria which have largely born the brunt of the fight against ISIS. Many of these Kurdish groups were affiliate with the Syrian Democratic Forces much to the chagrin of U.S. ally Turkey who regard some of the militias as………
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