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Pence repeated the claim that ISIS is 'defeated' just hours after US troops died in a devastating ISIS-claimed attack in Syria

Posted On: Jan 16, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Pence repeated the claim that ISIS is 'defeated' just hours after US troops died in a devastating ISIS-claimed attack in Syria

Vice President Mike Pence doubled down on President Donald Trump's claims that ISIS has been defeated at a gathering at the State Department Wednesday.
His statements came about an hour after reports began rolling in that US troops had been killed in a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State.
The US is in the process of withdrawing American troops from Syria.
Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, commenting on the fight against terrorism, warned, "Where America retreats, chaos follows.
As reports of US casualties in Syria flowed in, Vice President Mike Pence repeated the president's claims that ISIS in Syria has been defeated.
"The caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated," he said at the State Department on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press, without offering any new evidence to support this claim that has been widely criticized by experts and military leaders - and now undermined by an attack.
But just prior to his speech, the US-led coalition in Syria said that US troops were...

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