Under the weak leadership of Barack Obama ISIS was able to gain control across the Middle East.
They knew the United States wouldn’t take any serious action to shut them down.
But now that Trump is in office things have changed, and Trump just destroyed ISIS with one brutal move.
Last week, while the Democrats and the media were freaking out after the short-lived Government shutdown, Trump was busy dealing with problems around the world.
And under his leadership, a U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS launched a massive airstrike, killing 150 ISIS fighters.
The target was an ISIS headquarters and command and control center.
After over a week of intelligence work, it was found that the location was exclusively occupied by ISIS fighters, and under 24/7 surveillance, removing the possibility of civilian casualties.
The strike took place in As Shafah, a town in Syria located in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, where ISIS had a stronghold.
The strike was carried out by U.S. Navy F/A-18 jets and unmanned drone aircraft.
As reported by CNN:
“The US-led coalition fighting ISIS killed approximately 150 ISIS fighters in a Saturday airstrike, Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the coalition, told CNN Tuesday.
The target of the strike was an “ISIS headquarters and command and control center,” Dillon said, adding that the strike involved “over a week’s worth” of intelligence work involving multiple kinds of coalition intelligence as well as information from US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighting ISIS on the ground.
A statement from the coalition said that the location was “exclusively” occupied by ISIS fighters and was under constant surveillance, ruling out the possibility of civilian casualties.
Dillon said the strike took place in the Syrian town of As Shafah, located in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, an area where remnants of ISIS continue to operate.
A US military official said the strike was carried out by US Navy F/A-18 jets and unmanned drone aircraft. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is currently operating in the Gulf in support of strikes against ISIS in Syria.
“It looked like they were massing for a movement,” Dillon said noting that it was rare for ISIS fighters to gather in such a large group.
“When they do congregate … like that we want to take advantage of it,” he added.
“The strikes underscore our assertion that the fight to liberate Syria is far from over,” Maj. Gen. James Jarrard, the commander of the coalition’s Special Operations Joint Task Force in Syria, said in a statement following the strike.”
It’s good to finally have a President that is willing to do what is needed to take out national security threats.
The spread of ISIS is a direct threat to U.S. national security, and Trump realizes that taking them out now is vital to the protection of the United States and our allies.
Are you happy that President Trump is in office to deal with ISIS, instead of Barack Obama?
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