One of the biggest threats to the United States has been the implementation of the terrorist group ISIS. This is a group, who burst on the scene in 2014, who has reveled in the thought of the destruction of the United States.
Various attacks have been carried out by soldiers of this group and they have caused nothing but terror and destruction. President Obama said that the fight against ISIS was going well, but he never did see the end of the group while he was in office.
Donald Trump spent a good portion of the campaign saying that he was going to do whatever it took to defeat ISIS. He famously said that he would have his generals come up with a plan to defeat the group in 30 days. It’s something that needed to be done considering the damage that this group has inflicted on the world.
President Trump just achieved another one of his campaign promises. It was just revealed that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has admitted defeat in Iraq. In addition to that they have ordered their militants to either flee or kill themselves in various suicide attacks.
The mastermind behind this terror group is said to have issued a statement simply called “farewell speech.” It was allegedly distributed among ISIS preachers and clerics in various parts of Iraq that are still under control of the terror group.
Local media reports say that he urged supporters to run and hide and even told “non-Arab fighters” to either return to their native homes or blow themselves up. With that last statement, ISIS once again issued their promise of “72 women in heaven.”
This statement, yet to be completely verified, comes as US-backed Iraqi army units had taken control of the last major road out of western Mosul, which was a major city that had been in ISIS’ hands. With the last major road taken back by the United States backed Iraqi army, it was a major blow to ISIS forces.
Mere days ago, British Defense Minister Michael Fallon had said that he expected to see ISIS gone from the country’s major towns by the end of 2017. Considering that they have just admitted defeat, that prediction might come sooner than originally promised.
According to Al Arabiya, the Iraqi television network Alsumaria reported that al-Baghdadi admitted defeat in the country. Again, if this is true, then it is a big win for the people of the world.
It’s also interesting that this comes a little more than a month after the new Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, was confirmed. Remember, he did spend the first day of his tenure ordering 31 airstrikes against the terror group in both Iraq and Syria.
However the exact whereabouts of the terror leader remains a mystery. Various rumors and reports have said that the leader was either seriously injured or even killed during a conflict. Last month it was said that the leader was “critically wounded” in air strikes in northern Iraq.
Baghdadi for his part has kept a low profile, despite calling himself the new leader of a renewed Muslim caliphate. Last year he had released a defiant audio message urging his supporters to defend Mosul.
Iraqi forces captured the eastern side of Mosul in January. They spent 100 days fighting and had launched their attack on the districts the lie just west of the Tigris river on February 19th. Should they defeat ISIS in Mosul, it would absolutely crush the Iraq wing of the caliphate that was originally declared by the group’s leader in 2014.
The U.S. commander in Iraq has said before that he believes the U.S.-backed forces will recapture not only Mosul, but also Raqqa. It’s the Islamic State’s Syria stronghold in Syria. The commander said that this would be done in six months.
The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said around the start of the New Year that he expected the forces to rid the country of ISIS in three months.
This was done thanks to a 60-nation coalition led by the United States. They carried out thousands of thousands of air strikes in support of the war in ISIS and even provided assistance and training to thousands of Iraqi forces.
Again this happened with Mattis only being a month into office. It’s just another step in completely ridding the world of the terror group. Getting them out of Iraq is the first start. Now it’s time to get rid of them completely.
ISIS has been such a thorn in the side of people everywhere that when there was a town that was freed from the control of the terror group, the women there were so overjoyed from not being oppressed that they removed their headscarves in joy. It was something that singlehandedly showed why the women’s march earlier this year was a sham.
Even though ISIS has been reportedly defeated in Iraq, there are still bound to be people that want to carry out their mission. That was why President Trump has signed an executive order detailing the refilling of the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention center that President Obama did his best to close.
Share this article to show that ISIS has been defeated in Iraq, and it was only one month into James “Mad Dog” Mattis tenure as Secretary of Defense. If this is what he was able to do in one month, just imagine what he will be able to do over the course of the next four, or possibly eight, years. Evil needs to be warned, the United States isn’t playing around anymore.