Can President Trump Defeat the Islamic State Terrorists?

Oil wells set alight by ISIL are visible from the newly retaken Iraqi town of al-Hud, outside Mosul, where IOM distributed 350 non-food item kits to recently displaced families. UN Photo: IOM / Jennifer Sparks
Oil wells set alight by ISIL are visible from the newly retaken Iraqi town of al-Hud, outside Mosul, where IOM distributed 350 non-food item kits to recently displaced families. UN Photo: IOM / Jennifer Sparks

Last month, President Donald Trump had ordered the Defense Department to come up with a new plan to defeat ISIS.

By Rakesh Raman

The U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis completed Monday his first trip to the Middle East, where – according to the Defense Department – he gained valuable insight as he prepares to make key policy decisions.

The decisions include submitting the results of a review of the department’s strategy to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to the White House, Pentagon press operations director Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said Tuesday.

Last month, President Donald Trump had ordered the Defense Department to come up with a new plan to defeat ISIS.

[ Alternative Facts of Donald Trump: Islamic Terrorism ]

The plan is supposed to present a strategy covering various issues related to the defeat of ISIS. It will go to President Trump, who will make decisions based on the recommendations contained in it.

Meanwhile, a new UN report on the threat posed by ISIS to international peace and security, has revealed the financial condition of the terrorist group.

According to the report, ISIS has continued to impose an array of fees and fines, while internal corruption and theft also continue to plague the group.

[ New Report Reveals ISIS Terrorist Group’s Sources of Funds ]

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Islamic State (IS) is a militant organization.

With a strong force of over 70,000 fighters under its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS is attacking different nations with the aim to set up a large Islamic State called the Caliphate. It is believed that now ISIS has a presence in more than 30 countries of the world.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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