Saturday, May 20, 2017

President Donald Trump Has Ordered The Pentagon to "Annihilate" The Islamic State In Syria

Task & Purpose: Mattis Plans To Unleash An ‘Annihilation Campaign’ On ISIS

The noose is tightening around ISIS’s neck — and Secretary of Defense James Mattis has a plan to finish the job.

Speaking at the Pentagon on Friday, Mattis announced that President Donald Trump had ordered DoD officials to conduct an “accelerated operation” against ISIS, focused on “encircling” ISIS fighters in the strongholds, before executing major ground and air strikes against militant targets, Reuters reports.

“[Trump] directed a tactical shift, from shoving ISIS out of safe locations in an attrition fight, to surrounding the enemy in their strongholds so we can annihilate ISIS,” Mattis told reporters Friday.

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