ISIS might resurge if US leaves Iraq: US General warns

ISIS is weakened but a resurgence is possible if the US leaves Iraq, Major General Alexus Grynkewich, Second Senior most US commander, for the international anti-jihadist coalition in Iraq and Syria says. Trump's misadventure against Iranian General Soleimani has created challenges for US presence in the region; the question that remains is: what waits for the war-torn region post US withdrawal - chaos or peace?

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On 27 October, 2019, US President Trump announced that the US had killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi, in a televised address at the White House saying that “world’s number one terrorist leader is dead.”

However it is pertinent to note that in 2019, less than five months after Trump declared that ISIS had been 100% defeated, the US Pentagon released a report saying the ISIS is “re-surging” in Syria.

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Trump’s misadventure against Iranian General Soleimani has surely endangered US presence in the region; the question that remains is that what waits for the war-torn region post US withdrawal – chaos or peace?

AFP with additional input from GVS News Desk

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