ISIS has lost 98% of its territory, mostly since Trump took office

The Islamic State's self-described "caliphate" has lost 98% of its conquered territory in recent years, with more than half of its territory in Iraq and Syria lost since Donald Trump took office. There are now less than 1,000 ISIS fighters thinly spread out over Syria, the result of a systematic and sustained bombing campaign since January with a coordinated ground effort involving Arab militias and Kurdish fighters.  Fox News: The massive gains come after years of "onerous" rules, when critics say the Obama administration "micromanaged" the war and shunned a more intensive air strategy that could have ended the conflict much sooner. "The rules of engagement under the Obama administration were onerous.  I mean[,] what are we doing having individual target determination being conducted in the White House, which in some cases adds weeks and weeks[?]" said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the former head of U.S....(Read Full Post)

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