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Donald Trump: ISIS territory losses near 100 percent

Jan 30, 2018 - Tampa Bay Times

President Donald Trump spoke proudly of gains made in the fight against the Islamic State. He looked back to his pledge in 2017 to "extinguish ISIS from the face of the Earth."

"One year later, I am proud to report that the coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated very close to 100 percent of the territory just recently held by these killers in Iraq and Syria," Trump said.

According to data from IHS Markit, a private defense and security research firm, the area controlled by the Islami...