Trump promises to fight Daesh 'whenever it operates'

Trump promises to fight Daesh
# 24 March 2019 03:16 (UTC +04:00)

A day after the Pentagon announced victory over Daesh, US President Donald Trump promised that Washington would remain "vigilant" to fight the terrorist group, ONA reports quoting sputniknews.

The Daesh* caliphate" is defeated but some militants are sheltering in camps for internally displaced persons and remote areas, US Army Lt. Gen. Paul LaCamera, Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve commanding general, said on Saturday.

“The end of the so-called physical caliphate is a historic military accomplishment that brought together the largest Coalition in history, but the fight against Daesh and violent extremism is far from over … Make no mistake, Daesh is preserving their force. They have made calculated decisions to preserve what is left of their dwindling personnel and capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons and going to ground in remote areas. They are waiting for the right time to reemerge,” LaCamera said in a statement.

Shortly before, US President Donald Trump once again declared that 100 per cent of Syria and Iraq have been liberated from the Daesh terrorist group. However, he said that Washington would remain vigilant against the terrorist group and fight it until it is finally defeated "whenever it operates".

"The United States will defend American interests whenever and wherever necessary. We will continue to work with our partners and allies to totally crush radical Islamic terrorists."