FOX News: Iraqi Prime Minister al Abadi says ISIS military defeated 'within weeks'
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi predicted Sunday that his country will defeat Islamic State military forces “within weeks” but acknowledged the terror group will continue to exist until it’s eradicated in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East.
“We are defeating them militarily,” al Abadi told “Fox News Sunday.” “As a terrorist organization … they will try. So that's where we need the efforts of others. Flush them out of Syria and other places.”
Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led international coalition, early this year drove Islamic State fighters from the eastern part of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. And the fight has now moved to Mosul’s densely populated western neighborhoods.
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Update #1: End Of ISIS? Islamic State Group Will Be Defeated 'Within Weeks,' Iraqi PM Haider Al Abadi Says (International Business Times)
Update #2: Iraqi Premier: ISIS 'weeks away' from military defeat in Iraq (Washington Examiner)
WNU Editor: The major battles may be over in the coming weeks .... but I suspect that in its place will be a low-intensity terror campaign and insurgency ,... and that battle is not going to end in a few weeks.