U.S., partner forces make progress in Iraq, Syria


WASHINGTON — There is evil in the world, and good people of all faiths and nations have joined together and made progress against the evil that is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the commander of Operation Inherent Resolve said Aug. 31.

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, who also commands the Army's 18th Airborne Corps, told Pentagon reporters via satellite from Baghdad that ISIS "is the most evil entity I have encountered in my lifetime. 

"In 2014, ISIS swept across Syria and Iraq and declared it as the heart of its new caliphate, with a capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa.


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