Trump: Islamic State territory in Syria eliminated

With a map in hand, President Donald Trump announced that all Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been eliminated. A close up of the map shows it depicting the group’s footprint in 2014, not Election Day, as Trump states. (March 22)

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Trump keeps promising to defeat ISIS ‘next week’… again & again

The US president has said the final pockets of Islamic State-held territory in Syria will be recaptured by next week. Donald Trump made the claim at a major counter-terrorism conference in Washington DC earlier on Thursday. But, it’s not the first time he has made bold statements about successes against the terror group. READ MORE:


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Pinned Down by the Islamic State: The Road to Mosul (Part 1)

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A year after the Islamic State’s lightning conquest of Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul, the poorly-trained and equipped Kurdish peshmerga forces are the international coalition’s only reliable boots on the ground in northern Iraq.

The Pentagon’s hopes of recapturing the city by spring 2015 have been dashed by the military failures of the Iraqi Army further south, leaving the peshmerga to defend a 600-mile long frontline almost encircling Mosul, fending off constant Islamic State assaults with insufficient supplies of ammunition and modern weapons.

In part one of a three-part series, VICE News embeds with Kurdish peshmerga fighters defending the hills above the Islamic State-held city of Sinjar.

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