In a speech in Moscow on Wednesday, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin declared that ISIS has been defeated in Syria but emphasized the need to continue the fight against the terrorist group worldwide. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump reiterated his support of pulling US troops out of Syria in the near future.







Vladimir Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said that ISIS has been entirely defeated in Syria, Russian media reported. However, Putin emphasized that the terrorist group may still attack different regions around the world.

Speaking to members of the Moscow Conference on International Security, the Russian president said that ISIS and other extremist and terrorist groups still present a significant threat to the world. The president added that now was the time to consider new forms of “multilateral” cooperation to continue the fight against terrorism.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump reiterated his support of pulling US troops out of Syria in the near future. “I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home,” Trump said at a joint press conference with the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia on Tuesday. “Sometimes it’s time to come back home. And we’re thinking about that very seriously.”

As previously reported by JOL, speaking at a rally in Ohio on Thursday, Trump praised the US-led coalition for “knocking the hell out of ISIS” and added, “We’ll be coming out of Syria like very soon. Let the other people take care of it now.”