Trump hailed Iraq’s “victory” over Islamic State group in Mosul

Vastavam web: President Donald Trump hailed Iraq’s “victory” over the Islamic State group in Mosul today, claiming the northern city’s liberation showed the war against the jihadis was being won.”The victory in Mosul” signals Islamic State’s “days in Iraq and Syria are numbered,” Trump said in a statement praising Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.”We congratulate Prime Minister Abadi, the Iraqi security forces and all the Iraqis for their victory over terrorists who are the enemies of all civilized people.” Trump claimed there had been “tremendous progress” made against in the Islamic State group: “More in the past six months than in the years since ISIS became a major threat,” he said. Trump made the battle against the Islamic State group a central plank of his presidential election campaign and the justification for restrictions on travelers from Muslim countries.