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Daesh holdouts in Syria battle ‘gone by tonight:’ Trump

Daesh holdouts in Syria battle ‘gone by tonight:’ Trump

WASHINGTON (Rahnuma) : US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the Daesh’s last bastion in Syria will be “gone” by the end of the day.

He showed off maps that illustrate the dramatic shrinking of territory held by the militant group in the period from his election in 2016 and now.

In one map shown by Trump to reporters in Washington and then again at a rally to factory workers in Lima, Ohio, Daesh territory marked in red extends over large areas. A second map, he said, shows the militant organization about to be wiped out.

“There is no red. In fact, there’s actually a tiny spot which will be gone by tonight,” he said.

Fighting continued in Baghouz, Syria, on Wednesday, but the Daesh militants are down to a tiny scrap of land, where they are surrounded and under heavy fire from a US-led coalition of Kurds, Syrians and others.

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