US Stresses Commitment To Defeat ISIS
The US on Thursday stressed commitment to defeat the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Four years ago, the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS and its local partners liberated the final stretch of territory controlled by Daesh/ISIS in Baghuz, Syria, a major milestone in the ongoing effort to ensure the terrorist group’s lasting defeat, said Vedant Patel, State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson.
His remarks came on the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the Global Coalition’s Territorial Defeat of Daesh/ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
The United States recognizes and commends the bravery and sacrifice of those who endured the hard-fought battles against Daesh/ISIS and continue to work to ensure it cannot resurge, he noted in a statement.
“In their honor and for the stability and security of the region, we continue to take the necessary steps to remove key Daesh/ISIS leaders from the battlefield, facilitate the repatriation and return of Daesh/ISIS fighters and associated family members, and stabilize liberated areas.
“The United States remains firmly committed to working through the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS and its partners to ensure the terrorist group’s enduring defeat in the Middle East and its affiliates operating in Africa, Central Asia, and anywhere it seeks a foothold”.