Middle East & North Africa

The announcement indicates that the real “war on terrorism” has largely been won by Syrian government forces with the support of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah. The (US sponsored) terrorists have been defeated. Unofficially, it’s a slap in the face for Washington.
A complex network of Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist organizations overseen by US and allied intelligence agencies has unfolded, extending across the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Western China, South and South East Asia.