Has ISIL been defeated in Syria? | Syria





US President Donald Trump defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, saying his that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group has been defeated.

His tweets surprised just about everyone, both at home and abroad.

France is warned ISIL has not been wiped off the map.

And rebel groups fighting ISIL said a US pullout could destabilise the region.

So, has ISIL been defeated?

Presenter: Imran Khan

Guests:

Wladimir Van Wilgenburg – Kurdish politics specialist

Mark Kimmitt – former assistant secretary for political-military affairs for President George W Bush

Alexey Khlebnikov – Middle East analyst, Russian International Affairs Council

Source: Al Jazeera News



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