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|موضوع: Jun. 11, 2016 U.S. envoy: Islamic State is losing; coalition to step up pressure An Islamic State flag hangs on الإثنين 13 يونيو 2016, 00:10|| |
Jun. 11, 2016
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U.S. envoy: Islamic State is losing; coalition to step up pressure
An Islamic State flag hangs on the wall of an abandoned building in Tel Hamis in Hasaka countryside after the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) took control of the area March 1, 2015
- اقتباس :
- Islamic State is losing a battle against forces arraigned against if from many sides in Iraq and Syria and the focus would turn to stabilizing cities seized back from them, the U.S. envoy to a coalition fighting the group said on Saturday.
Addressing a press conference in Baghdad, U.S. official Brett McGurk declined to put a timeline on when the group would be defeated or when Mosul and Raqqa, the main cities under its control in Iraq and Syria respectively, would be retaken.
McGurk met in Baghdad Iraqi officials including Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi who said in December that 2016 would be a year of "final victory" over the group in Iraq. "Daesh is feeling pressure now from all simultaneous directions and that's going to continue .. that’s going to accelerate," McGurk said at the press conference, using an acronym for Islamic State. "Daesh is losing; as they lose we focus increasingly on stabilization," he added, referring to plans being made to rehabilitate and police cities recaptured from militants.
Islamic State has come under pressure from air raids and ground forces actions by various parties in both countries, but they still hold large tracts of land.
Middle East Online