Under Trump, the Islamic State Is As Good As Dead

Opinion contributor to The Hill Buck Sexton writes that “ISIS’s reign of terror is rapidly coming to an end,” and that “within a matter of days, the jihadist menace that shocked the world for years with its pathological sadism will lose its final strongholds within the Syrian city of Raqqa.” He notes that “it has taken 5 months of bloody struggle but the de facto capital of the Islamic State will soon be entirely in the hands of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).”

And Sexton gives credit to the Trump administration for seizing the opportunity and accelerating “the anti-ISIS fight so there would be no more delays. Now, the caliphate’s days are truly numbered.”