TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -The “repressive ideology” of Daesh Takfiri terrorists still persists, although the group is in control of no more territory in Iraq and Syria, says a top US general.
Army Lieutenant General Paul Funk, who is in charge of a so-called coalition against Daesh (ISIL), made the comments in a video message posted to Operation Inherent Resolve's official Facebook on Monday.
"Their repressive ideology continues… The conditions remain present for Daesh to return, and only through coalition and international efforts can the defeat become permanent," Funk said. "We enter 2018 confident that increased security will enable the global coalition to further assist the Iraqi and Syrian people."
The New Year's message from Funk and the rest of the US-led coalition leaders came as the two Muslim countries were dealing with the aftermath of heinous crimes committed by the foreign-backed militant group.