The United States deprived the grouping of the IG of 99 percent of opportunities in Syria. This statement was made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking of the withdrawal of troops from the country, reports The Washington Free Beacon.
Addressing reporters, Pompeo said: “We have crushed 99 percent of the caliphate, that’s what matters. All agree?”. Nobody began to challenge the figure sounded by the state secretary.
December 19, US President Donald Trump announced his victory over IS in Syria. Later that day, the White House announced the withdrawal of US troops from the country. At the same time, the decision does not mean that the activities of the international coalition led by the United States, as well as its campaign, will end.