Trump Declares “Critical Breakthrough” Against ISIS as U.S. Backed Forces Liberate Raqqa

Throughout his campaign, President Trump made defeating ISIS and the hateful ideologies of radical Islam a major campaign pledge.

While the biased mainstream media refuses to cover his successes, major progress is being made.

Saturday, President Trump announced a “critical breakthrough” as U.S. backed forces have now successfully liberated the entire city of Raqqa in northern Syria.

As reported in TheHill

“I am pleased to announce that the Syrian Democratic Forces, our partners in the fight against ISIS in Syria, have successfully recaptured Raqqah — the terrorist group’s self-proclaimed capital city. Together, our forces have liberated the entire city from ISIS control,” Trump said in a statement, using an alternate spelling of the city.

“The defeat of ISIS in Raqqah represents a critical breakthrough in our worldwide campaign to defeat ISIS and its wicked ideology. With the liberation of ISIS’s capital and the vast majority of its territory, the end of the ISIS caliphate is in sight,” he added.

U.S.-backed militias on Friday had declared “total liberation” of Raqqa from ISIS after Syrian factions battled for 130 days to force the militant group from the city.

Trump said Saturday that the U.S. military would enter “a new phase,” focused on supporting local security forces, deescalating violence across Syria and advancing “the conditions for lasting peace.”

“Together, with our allies and partners, we will support diplomatic negotiations that end the violence, allow refugees to return safely home, and yield a political transition that honors the will of the Syrian people,” Trump said.