US President Donald Trump can point to the fact during the first year of his presidency Washington and its allies – in addition to several of the United States’ adversaries – fighting in Iraq and Syria “liberated” Mosul, Raqqa, and other cities from ISIS.
Libyans attend a funeral in city of Surman, some 80 km west of Tripoli on August 24, 2017, of some of the people that were beheaded in an attack claimed by ISIS. (AFP)
The civil war
A fighter of the Libyan forces shoots against ISIS positions, in Sirte, Libya, on Sept. 22, 2016. (AP)