Trump said about reducing «the territory of the IG*» during his presidency

© AP Photo / Andrew Naked USA Donald trump. Archival photoTrump said about reducing «the territory of the IG*» during his presidency© AP Photo / Andrew Harnik

The US President Donald trump said that during the period of his presidency the area occupied by the terrorist group «Islamic state»* in Syria and Iraq, has decreased in nine times.

«The twentieth of January, when took place the inauguration of trump, according to estimates, 35 thousand fighters IG* took about 17500 thousand square miles (approximately 45,000 square kilometers) of territory in Syria and Iraq. As of December 21, according to estimates of the US military, the remaining thousand or so militants control about 1,900 square miles (about 5000 square kilometers)», — quotes trump an excerpt from the article the newspaper the Washington Examiner in his Twitter. The authors of the article refer to the official data of the Pentagon.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking on 11 Dec before the military airbase Hamim, ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria after the total defeat of ISIS in this country. Later, the President of the United States Donald trump also announced that almost 100% of the territories in Syria and Iraq, previously seized by the* liberated, but the American military presence in the two countries is maintained.

*A terrorist organization banned in Russia.

«On 1/20 — the day Trump was inaugurated — an estimated 35,000 ISIS fighters held approx 17,500 square miles of territory in both Iraq and Syria. As of 12/21, the U. S. military est the remaining 1,000 or so fighters occupy roughly 1,900 square miles..” @jamiejmcintyre @dcexaminer

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2017