BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The U.K. Foreign Office said on Wednesday evening that the battle against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terror group was far from over, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments.

“The Global Coalition against Daesh has made huge progress. Since military operations began, the Coalition and its partners in Syria and Iraq have recaptured the vast majority of Daesh territory and important advances have been made in recent days in the last area of eastern Syria which Daesh has occupied.

But much remains to be done and we must not lose sight of the threat they pose. Even without territory, Daesh will remain a threat,” the UK Foreign Office said in a statement.

The statement noted that the United States had made clear that these developments in Syria would not result in the end of the operations of the US-led international coalition.

“We will continue to work with members of the Coalition on achieving this. We remain committed to the Global Coalition and the campaign to deny Daesh territory and ensure its enduring defeat, working alongside our critical regional partners in Syria and beyond.

As the situation on the ground develops, we will continue to discuss how we achieve these aims with our Coalition partners, including the US.

This Government will continue to do what is necessary to protect the British people and our allies and partners,” the statement pointed out.

It is not clear whether or not the British Army would be pulling out of Syria; however, with the U.S. military withdrawing from the country, it is difficult to imagine the U.K. not following suit.

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USR
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Same could be said regarding ISIS in Europe. Almost every month a jihadist is blowing himself or kills people on monthly bases somewhere in Europe. Those UK clowns cannot do anything without USA pawns. Get out from Syria and mind your business in your own small island retarded murders!

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In some sense the Brits are correct, because as long as the British, Americans, Israelis, and Saudis are funding, training, arming, advising and coordinating ISIS operations, ISIS will continue to be a problem, because ISIS handlers are the real problem. I also think that Trump’s announcement of US withdrawal must be taken with a grain of salt. The neocons will fight him tooth and nail on this one, and will sabotage his every move- and in the end can one really trust Trump’s own intentions, given his obeisance to Israeli policy. I think not. However, he may have made a… Read more »

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Dramatic developments! The US is no longer willing to to do the bidding of the Rothschilds and Israel in Syria. It seems that clearminded strategists somewhere in the US , above Pentagon and State Dep., saw with vision 20/20 their prospects , saw that they have no options , only costly escalation of the tensions. With no prospects of any ”gains”. The game is lost. They are already vastly hated in all ME countries. Their motives became thoroughly transparent over time. Certainly it’s not just a personal decision of Trump. He got only the green light to announce the result… Read more »