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(Worthy News) - The Islamic State remains “far from defeated,” one of the nation’s top generals warned Tuesday, seeming to break with President Trump’s assertion that the terrorist group was “99 percent” beaten after four years of U.S.-led military action in Syria and Iraq.
The fear of an Islamic State resurgence — and what analysts say is the near-impossible task of fully eradicating the group — cloud the long-term status of American troops deployed in Syria. It also is the latest sign of the White House and Pentagon’s struggle to stay on the same page in the fight against terror.
Mr. Trump and his top generals also have sent conflicting signals in recent weeks on whether the U.S. believes that countering Iranian proxy groups such as Hezbollah inside Syria is part of the American mission, casting even more uncertainty on the administration’s broader goal and sending mixed messages to allies. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]
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