Only seven days before the elections with mainstream media and the giants of Silicon Valley doing everything possible to damage the image of President Trump and censor the positive news of his administration and even help the Democratic candidate Biden, Breitbart found another victory achieved by the president: The complete defeat of the terrorist group ISIS.
ISIS is a group of Muslim terrorists that broke away from Al-Qaeda. In 2014 due to political instability in the region, it installed its “caliphate” (a jurisdiction of the leader or caliph) from Aleppo in Syria (a third of the country’s territory) to Diyala in Iraq (40% of the country’s territory).
According to Breitbart’s analysis, during the Obama administration ISIS claimed 41,213 deaths, 3,174 terrorist attacks and 46 decapitations. During Trump’s term these figures fell to 15,728 deaths, 2,079 terrorist attacks and 12 decapitations.
In June 2017, thanks to a joint operation with the Syrian Democratic Forces, a mainly Kurdish militia, the U.S. Army defeated ISIS on its territory and eliminated its so-called caliphate. President Trump declared that ISIS had been defeated.
On Oct. 26, 2019, U.S. Army Special Forces found ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northwest Iraq. He fled into a tunnel and detonated his explosive vest and died.
The Wilson Center published a detail of all the consecutive leaders’ casualties that ISIS had: From September 2019 to August 2020, the United States and its allies eliminated many high-level leaders of Al-Qaeda and ISIS, including:
- Qassim al Rimi, founder and emir of al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate, killed by a U.S. airstrike in Yemen in January 2020.
- Abdullah Orakzai (nom de guerre Aslam Farooqi), founding member and emir of ISIS in Afghanistan, arrested by Afghan intelligence officials on April 4, 2020.
- Abdelmalek Droukdal, emir of al Qaeda’s North African affiliate, killed by French Special Forces in Mali on June 3, 2020.
- Khalid al Aruri, deputy emir and de facto leader of al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, killed by a U.S. drone strike in Syria on June 14, 2020.
ISIS became infamous around the world for a great propaganda technique: videos of the decapitations of its hostages, which also aroused the loyalty of those eager to kill “infidels”—all those who are not Muslims—and the group grew in popularity and membership around the world.
During their short period of terror, they managed to terrorize the West: The United States already knew what Islamic terrorists were capable of after the attack on the Twin Towers in New York, and Europe began to see isolated terrorist attacks on a regular basis.
In 2016, before the elections, a Pew Center survey revealed that the ISIS terrorist threat was part of the Americans’ list of “concerns.” In this election ISIS is no longer part of Americans’ concerns, thanks to the leadership of President Trump.