FactCheck.org

Pence’s Claim that ISIS ‘Has Been Defeated’

On the same day ISIS claimed responsibility for a deadly attack against U.S. service members in Syria, Vice President Mike Pence declared that ISIS “has been defeated.” It is true that the U.S. and its allies have retaken virtually all of the land ISIS controlled in Iraq and Syria, but experts say the group still has tens of thousands of fighters and remains dangerous.

Pence made his remarks at the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference at the U.S. State Department.

Thanks to the leadership of this commander in chief and the courage and sacrifice of our armed forces we’re now actually able to begin to hand off the fight against ISIS in Syria to our coalition partners, and we’re bringing our troops home. The caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from FactCheck.org

FactCheck.org3 min readPolitics
McConnell’s Biggest Donor Isn’t Russian
A meme on Facebook falsely claims that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's biggest campaign donor is a Russian oligarch. The post McConnell’s Biggest Donor Isn’t Russian appeared first on FactCheck.org.
FactCheck.org2 min readPolitics
Post Misleads on Congressional Salaries, Social Security
Q: Did members of Congress approve a salary increase for themselves and deny an increase in Social Security benefits?  A: No. Congress is still contemplating whether to allow an automatic pay increase for its members, and it does not determine cost-o
FactCheck.org15 min readPolitics
Trump’s Campaign Kickoff Claims
In launching his reelection campaign, President Donald Trump said, "Nobody's done what we have done in two and a half years." However, we found his speech was filled with familiar false, misleading and exaggerated statements about his record on jobs,