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Fight against Daesh ‘far from over’: US commander

The battle against Daesh (ISIS) is "far from over" and the extremists remain unbroken and prepared for a resurgence despite the elimination of their physical base in Syria, a top U.S. commander said Thursday.

"Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment -- but the fight against ISIS and violent extremism is far from over and our mission remains the same," General Joseph Votel, head of the US Central Command, told Congress.

"The ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized. We will need to maintain a vigilant offensive against this now widely dispersed and disaggregated organization," he said.

Source: National News Agency