It would be foolish to argue that President Trump’s progress against ISIS has not been significant. These numbers add up to a great success for the President’s strategy in paring down ISIS on a daily basis.
The military campaign was something that was not anticipated by ISIS. They have had their way for far too long under the old rules of engagement. Now they have lost over 95% of the territory that they once held. In this article, you will see how their number of combatants has shriveled up and you can also see the numbers of peoples who have been liberated. Read on.
As Written and Reported By Saagar Enjeti for the Daily Caller:
The U.S.-led military campaign under command of President Donald Trump has made dramatic progress against ISIS in 2017.
ISIS retains historically low numbers of fighters, controls little territory, and has lost much of its command and control facilities in Iraq and Syria. The vast majority of the military progress against the group occurred in 2017.
“During 2017 over 60,000 square kilometers were liberated from ISIS across Iraq and Syria,” British Army Maj. Gen. Felix Gedney told the Pentagon press corps Wednesday, explaining that “more than 98% of the land once claimed by the terrorist group has been returned to the people.” This estimate means ISIS lost nearly 60 percent of the territory it once controlled in 2017.
Gedney added that 4.5 million Iraqis and Syrians were liberated from ISIS by the U.S.-backed coalition in 2017 out of the 7.7 million total since the military campaign began in 2017. Gedney’s estimate indicates approximately 60 percent of total freed civilians were liberated in 2017.
Success against the terrorist group has been so rapid the U.S.-led coalition estimates only approximately 1,000 ISIS fighters remain on the battlefield across Iraq and Syria. This number…..
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