American-backed forces liberated the last territory controlled by ISIS-fighters Thursday; ending a “brutal empire” that at its peak ruled over eight million people across the Middle East.
“The caliphate has crumbled, and the final offensive is over. While the official announcement hasn’t yet been made – Fox News has been told that this village, the last ISIS stronghold, is liberated,” reports Fox News.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 21, 2019
“It’s the first time since we’ve been here in Syria for five days that the bombs have stopped dropping and the gunfire has disappeared. We have witnessed the end of the caliphate – the brutal empire that once ruled over 8 million people – is gone,” adds the article. “Troops here are now bringing down the black flags of ISIS. The flags no longer fly over the town, instilling fear.”
‘GONE BY TONIGHT’: President Trump Vows to Decimate Last ISIS Stronghold Within Hours
President Trump told the American people Wednesday that the final ISIS stronghold will be “gone by tonight,” showing reporters a map of territory held by the Islamic State from his Election Day to the present.
“This is a map. Everything in the red, on Election Night in 2016, everything red is ISIS. When I took it over it was a mess. On the bottom, that’s the exact same thing, there is no red. Only a tiny spot which will be gone by tonight,” said the Commander-in-Chief.
‘BY TONIGHT’: An hour after an intelligence briefing, Trump spoke outside the White House, declaring ISIS would "be gone by tonight"; defense officials tell ABC the official declaration of victory will come from America's Kurdish and Syrian partner forces. https://t.co/O5Xdjc2zw1 pic.twitter.com/Om9mYfGRxm
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) March 20, 2019
“That’s ISIS right there. This is ISIS on my Election Day, and this is ISIS now. So that’s the way it goes,” he added.
ANARCHY IN THE UK: Vicious Hate Preacher Released from UK Prison
Anti-western and pro-ISIS Islamic cleric Anjem Choudary was released from a United Kingdom jail this week; serving half his prison sentence for urging Islamic State fighters to wage holy war on the UK.
“He was seen this morning leaving prison in a car with blacked out windows, escorted by two police vehicles,” writes the Sun. “Later, he was seen leaving the hostel flanked by cops. When asked questions about his release, he smiles but remained silent however.”
The hate preacher was released after “reaching the halfway point” of his five-year sentence.
His fiery sermons and vicious anti-western propaganda partially inspired at least two attacks in London: a vehicular assault on a major bridge and the killing of soldier Lee Rigby.
“I think it is disgusting that he is here and freed so early given what he is responsible for,” said one local. “It is repugnant to think that this man who inspired terrorists is now living here.”
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