ISIS losing Ramadi is vindication of US strategy

ISIS has been steadily losing territory over the past several months as local and coalition forces ramp up airstrikes and coordinate missions on the ground, which could be a signal that the US-led coalition’s underlying strategy in the Middle East is gaining steam.


Iraqi Security Forces supported by the US-led coalition retook the city of Ramadi from ISIS, a key victory against the group also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh.


“We congratulate them on this important operational achievement,” said Gen. Lloyd Austin, the head of US Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East.


“Coupled with other recent ISIL losses across Iraq and Syria, including at Tikrit, Bayji, al Hawl, the Tishrin Dam, and Sinjar, the seizure of the government center clearly demonstrates that the enemy is losing momentum as they steadily cede territory,” he added.


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