The fight against ISIS has been a very long and tedious battle. Starting with an un-strategized fight under President Obama, it has continued on with Trump.
Due to the lack of urgency by Obama, ISIS rose to become one of the most dangerous terror organizations out there. Recognizing the threat, President Trump took the fight to the enemy dropping a MOAB bomb on a system of tunnels the terrorists used.
After that, U.S. backed fighters in Mosul, Iraq, were able to retake the city; a huge stronghold for the terror network.
Luckily, the war against ISIS has had an unexpected victory in recent days. Over 1,000 Islamic State fighters have surrendered since last Sunday.
New York Times reported:
The prisoners were taken to a waiting room in groups of four, and were told to stand facing the concrete wall, their noses almost touching it, their hands bound behind their backs.
More than a thousand Islamic State fighters passed through that room this past week after they fled their crumbling Iraqi stronghold of Hawija. Instead of the martyrdom they had boasted was their only acceptable fate, they had voluntarily ended up here in the interrogation center of the Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq.
For an extremist group that has made its reputation on its ferociousness, with fighters who would always choose suicide over surrender, the fall of Hawija has been a notable turning point. The group has suffered a string of humiliating defeats in Iraq and Syria, but the number of its shock troops who turned themselves in to Kurdish officials at the center in Dibis was unusually large, more than 1,000 since last Sunday.
ISIS typically does not surrender. So this is a departure from their normal MO:
The fight for Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, took nine months, and by comparison, relatively few Islamic State fighters surrendered. Tal Afar fell next, and more quickly, in only 11 days. Some 500 fighters surrendered there.
‘With coalition forces surrounding the ISIS capital of Raqqa, the fight against ISIS could be reaching its final stages. If the surrender of over 1,000 fighters is any indication, ISIS seems to realize the end is near,’ reports Allen B West.