United States President Donald Trump has claimed that he has destroyed the “ISIS physical Caliphate” in Syria and Iraq, ever since he assumed office in 2016.
Trump tweeted, “ISIS Caliphate two years ago in red vs. ISIS Caliphate TODAY (was even worse in November 2016 before I took office).”
Trump brandished the maps in front of reporters at the White House and proclaimed that the Islamic State would be “gone by tonight”. He said this even as the terror group and US-backed local forces in Syria are locked in a tough battle, according to the New York Times.
As of now, the Syrian Democratic Forces have been reclaiming the lands from ISIS and the caliphate group has only a tiny piece of land along the banks of Euphrates River under its control.
Trump, who had earlier said that he would withdraw all his troops from the Middle-Eastern country, now said that 400 troops would stay put in Syria to deter ISIS resurgence.