WASHINGTON: After a meeting with the national security advisor, the United States President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that so far the coalition attacks over the ISIS bases have been successful in weeding out the top militant commanders in Syria and Iraq. The President added that even foreigners joining the Islamic state is plummeting and that the ISIS is on defense.
“It has now been over an year, since the ISIL has mounted a major successful operation in either Iraq or Syria, where it holds its base. Our coalition success can be seen through this fact. We will continue to attack against the offense. The ISIL are on defense now, we have taken several measures to bind them”, Obama said.
The President said that their attacks have destroyed all the major oil-lines and that the ISIL has been deprived of its major source of income. “We have deprived them of many million dollars by destroying the Oil lines and also the storage sites where they keep cash. This would definitely impact them, as money is their blood. According to our information, the ISIL is now struggling to maintain its force, most of them have been already removed by our coalition strikes”.
“Their morale is sinking. They are not a religious force. I am happy that the world has realized it. Some of its own leaders are stealing cash and Gold. We can understand through this, the nature of this organization. They are not religious warriors, they are thieves and thugs”.
Obama said that he will be sending more forces to Syria in the coming months, in order to fight against the Islamic state militants along with the local army personnel.
“Over all, our message is clear. If you target the Americans, you will never be safe”, warned Obama.