U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Daesh terrorists will be eliminated from the areas they control in Syria within a month.
"We've done a very, very major job on ISIS. There are very few of 'em left in that area of the world," Trump said, referring to Daesh. "Within another 30 days, there won't be any of them left."
Trump made the comments as he signed into law the Iraq and Syria Genocide Accountability Bill, which seeks to hold Daesh accountable for the crimes it committed against religious and ethnic communities in Iraq and Syria and provide assistance to the persecuted groups.
U.S.-backed forces are currently fighting Daesh in the last remaining pocket it controls in eastern Syria.
Trump says 'very productive' talks with China
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Trump says US military will build border wall if Congress does not act
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to go around Congress and utilize the U.S. military to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border if he does not get funding, just hours before he is to meet with the top two Democratic lawmakers.In a series of early-morning tweets, Trump praised his administration's moves to block migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico and said efforts to stop a caravan of migrants seeking to reach the United States were a success, and vowed that "the Wall will get built."The president has made funding for the border wall, a campaign promise, a central issue as Congress seeks to finalize spending before some federal government funding expires on Dec. 21.Trump is scheduled to meet at the White House later Tuesday with U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is seeking to become House Speaker when her party gains control of the chamber next month."If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall," Trump said on Twitter ahead of the 11:30 a.m. EST (1630 GMT) meeting.Trump deployed the U.S. military to the border area before November congressional elections, calling the caravan an "invasion," and critics decried the action as politically motivated. He has continued to press immigration issues in what could be a political standoff that could shutter the U.S. government.The president wants $5 billion this year to pay for the border wall in addition to other funds for separate border security measures. Democrats, who have fiercely opposed the wall, say they would back the $1.6 billion that Senate Republicans have sought for the fiscal year to pay for related technology.During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall, but turned to Congress after Mexico refusedMexico to cancel February auctions for oil and gas blocks