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Islamic State Has Lost Most of Its ‘Caliphate,’ Bulk of It Since Trump Took Gloves Off Military

Breitbart [1]
December 28, 2017

“ISIS has lost 98 percent of the territory it once held,” with 50 percent or more of its self-proclaimed “caliphate” revoked since the inauguration of President Donald Trump less than a year ago, according to reports.

Critics of former President Barack Obama’s approach to the war say there was a lack of progress on his watch due to “onerous” rules and micromanagement of the war.

A Fox News report [2] states:

The latest American intelligence assessment says fewer than 1,000 ISIS fighters now remain in Iraq and Syria, down from a peak of nearly 45,000 just two years ago. U.S. officials credit nearly 30,000 U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and regional partners on the ground for killing more than 70,000 jihadists. Meanwhile, only a few thousand have returned home.

The remaining ISIS strongholds are concentrated in a small area along the border of Syria and Iraq. ISIS, at one point, controlled an area the size of Ohio.

Former Obama officials are defending [3] his administration, but the actual progress on the ground speaks for itself.