Transcript for Fight against ISIS in Syria
I'm ABC's Elizabeth McLaughlin here at the Pentagon. The commander of US troops in the Middle East provided a stark warning. About the state of the fight against ice says despite the fact the declaration of victory could be just days away. General Joseph vote Powell told the congressman this morning. That these ice is spider is leaving the last area in eastern Syria are still radical jihadist. And they could be going to camps for internally displaced people. And remote areas in the region but they are waiting to reconstitute. And could read Maine a violent sports. Now ice is once held 34000. Square miles across Iraq and Syria that's now down to less than one square mile votes how sad. In the meantime the EU acts will start to withdraw its forces from Syria. And the White House says ample keep about 200 of those troops in two different areas. As a stabilization force as we proceed to the next phase of the fighting anti sex. Analysts at McLaughlin in you're watching ABC news live.
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