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Mattis praises strong collaboration in coalition to defeat ISIS: The coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to grow, while remaining resolute in its focus to the mission, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Tuesday following a defeat-ISIS meeting in Rome.

Mattis, speaking to reporters while en route from Rome to Brussels, lauded the successes of the Iraqi security forces, saying their progress is the “result of blood, sweat and tears.”

The Iraqi security forces “paid a heavy price, but they are now hunting down the remaining cells” of ISIS, he said. “They’re on the hunt as we speak,” he added.

ISIS FIGHT NOT OVER

In Syria, the “complexity is in sharp focus right now,” Mattis said, pointing out that ISIS is conducting counterattacks in the middle Euphrates River Valley.

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Mattis praises strong collaboration in coalition to defeat ISIS: The coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to grow, while remaining resolute in its focus to themission, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Tuesday following a defeat-ISIS meeting in Rome. Mattis, speaking to reporters while en route from Rome to Brussels, lauded the successes of the Iraqi security forces, saying their progress is the “result of blood, sweat and tears.”The Iraqi security forces “paid a heavy price, but they are now hunting down the remaining cells” of ISIS, he said. “They’re on the hunt as we speak,” he added.Valley.Mattis praisesstrong collaboration in coalition to defeat ISIS: The coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to grow, while remaining resolute in its focus to the mission, DefenseSecretary James N. Mattis said Tuesday following a defeat-ISIS meeting in Rome. Mattis, speaking to reporters while en route from Rome to Brussels, lauded the successes of the Iraqi security forces, saying their progress is the “result of blood, sweat and tears.”The Iraqi security forces “paid a heavy price, but they are now hunting down the remaining cells” of ISIS, he said. “They’re on the hunt as we speak,” he added.ISIS FIGHT NOT OVER