Trump to hold press conference on counter-Daesh fight in two weeks

Trump to hold press conference on counter-Daesh fight in two weeks

Washington - We have had tremendous success against Daesh in our fight in the Middle East, he said



By IANS

Published: Tue 13 Jun 2017, 7:44 AM

Last updated: Tue 13 Jun 2017, 3:25 PM

After months of silence on his plan to defeat the Daesh terrorist group, US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would hold a press conference on the counter-Daesh campaign in two weeks.
"We have had tremendous success against Daesh in our fight in the Middle East, where we are doing very, very well," Xinhua quoted Trump as saying during a Cabinet meeting at the White House.
"We are gonna be having a news conference in two weeks on that fight, and you will see numbers that you would not have believed. And frankly, if you look back to even six months ago, you wouldn't have believed it was possible," said Trump.
It remained unclear whether the press conference, if there will be one in two weeks, will focus on Trump's plan to defeat Daesh or simply the "success" against it.
During the presidential campaign, Trump said he would instruct the Pentagon to submit to him within 30 days "a plan for soundly and quickly defeatingDaesh."
Though the Pentagon sent a preliminary plan to defeat Daesh late February, Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said then that the plan was a framework for a broader plan and the details of the draft were kept secret.
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