By Safvan Allahverdi
Despite the recent military defeat in the region, Daesh continues to exist as a threat, the UN Representative for Iraq said Wednesday.
"ISIS [Daesh] is defeated but has not been completely finished," the head of the UN mission in Iraq, Jan Kubis said at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). "I call on the coalition forces, countries in the region and the international communities to annihilate ISIS and to continue military and other efforts to ensure stability in Iraq and the region."
Noting that Daesh has committed war crimes against thousands of Muslim and minority groups, Kubis said 7.5 million people were emancipated after the Daesh terror organization lost 95 percent of the territory it has controlled in Iraq and Syria since 2014.
Daesh suffered a string of crushing defeats in both Iraq and Syria after overrunning vast swathes of territory in both countries in mid-2014.