The U.S. on Thursday vowed to continue leading the anti-Daesh/ISIS coalition on its “essential security effort” while acknowledging significant milestones the multinational body has accomplished.
Addressing a meeting of the coalition’s foreign ministers, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said all partner nations “should all be very proud” of the elimination of the terror group’s territorial presence, but warned that the coalition must remain vigilant “to ensure ISIS cannot gain new footholds.”
That includes stabilizing liberated areas and ensuring the delivery of humanitarian aid, he said.
“American leadership continues on each of these missions today,” he said. “This is not