ISIS could take back Syrian territory in couple months
A draft version of a report from the Pentagon makes the stark warning that ISIS could easily regain control of Syrian territory in a matter of months if US troops are pulled from the region, a report said Thursday.
A Defense Department Inspector General’s report on Operation Inherent Resolve will be released next week and claims ISIS is determined to create an Islamic state in the region, according to NBC News.
Without military pressure from the US, ISIS could regain a significant amount of territory within 6 to 12 months.
President Trump said last month that US troops were leaving Syria.
“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,” the president tweeted on Dec. 19.
A complete withdrawal of the roughly 3,000 US troops in the country is expected to take place within the next 120 days.