An underreported story in the mainstream media is the decimation of ISIS under President Donald Trump.
In July, former ISIS stronghold Mosul, Iraq, was liberated from brutal Islamic State fanatics by U.S.-backed Iraq Security Forces (ISF), freeing millions of Iraqis. On Tuesday, the last of the remaining ISIS militants were pushed out of the Syrian city of Raqqa after a five-month battle from Kurdish-led forces backed by the U.S., according to a commander with the Syrian forces.
The loss is big hit to ISIS, the terror group having held Raqqa as the de facto capital of their caliphate since 2014. Fox News reports:
The last group of Islamic State militants had been holed up Tuesday in a stadium in the Syrian city of Raqqa, their last stand in the fight over what was the terror group’s de facto capital as U.S. backed, Kurdish-led forces close in around them.
Brig. Gen. Talal Sillo told The Associated Press on Tuesday that there are no longer clashes going on in the city, and that a formal declaration will follow befitting “the fall of the capital of terrorism.”
As reported by The Mirror, freed Syrian women were captured on video celebrating their release from brutal ISIS militants with tears of joy, some ripping off their formally-mandated burqas.
Raqqa’s infrastructure is essentially a hellscape, and Army Col. Ryan Dillon has warned that there are “still areas that have not been cleared.”