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Mike Pence says ISIS is 'defeated,' hours after attack in Syria

Jan 17, 2019 - The Washington Times

Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the Islamic State "has been defeated," hours after U.S. soldiers were killed in Syria in attack for which the terror organization claimed responsibility.

"The caliphate has crumbled and [the Islamic State] has been defeated," Mr. Pence said in an address to the Global Chiefs of Mission conference at the State Department.

The U.S.-led coalition earlier confirmed that U.S. troops had been killed in an explosion in Manbij, Syria. The extrem...