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Last Daesh stronghold in Syria is being captured: US

Vice President Pence says US-backed forces liberating last pocket of territory in Syria controlled by Daesh

16.02.2019
Last Daesh stronghold in Syria is being captured: US US Vice President Mike Pence

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By Ayhan Simsek

MUNICH

The last Daesh stronghold in Syria is being captured, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced on Saturday.

"At this very hour, along the Euphrates River, the last mile of territory where the black flag of ISIS [Daesh] once flew is being captured,” Pence said at the Munich Security Conference.

He recalled U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to hand over the fight against Daesh to partners in the region and bring American troops home.

“But this is a change in tactics, not a change in mission,” he stressed, adding that they will keep a strong presence in the region.

“The U.S. will continue to work with all our allies to hunt down the remnants of ISIS [Daesh] wherever they rear their ugly head,” he said.

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