Iraqi tanks have been seen making their way towards the provinces of Al Qa’im and Rawa as the territory of ISIS is reduced to nothing.
The Jihadis recently lost control of Raqqa in Syria, which the terror tyrants had branded the capital of their so-called caliphate.
Now as retreating fighters scramble to defend themselves, Western-backed Iraqi troops are ploughing ahead to bring about the end of the terror insurgency.
Earlier this week a UK international development minister said Britons who fought for Islamic State in Syria will have to be killed in almost every instance.
Rory Stewart said members of the terror group supported an “extremely hateful doctrine” and that fighters should expect to die, given the threat they pose to British security.
Describing the “very difficult moral issues” involved, he said: “These are people who have essentially moved away from any kind of allegiance towards the British Government.
“They are absolutely dedicated, as members of the Islamic State, towards the creation of a caliphate.
“They believe in an extremely hateful doctrine, which involves killing themselves, killing others and trying to use violence and brutality to create an eighth-century state.
“So, I’m afraid we have to be serious about the fact these people are a serious danger to us, and unfortunately the only way of dealing with them will be, in almost every case, to kill them.”
Approximately 850 people from the UK have travelled to support or fight for jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, the British authorities have said.
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