WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Islamic State (also known as Daesh) terrorist group will be driven from its stronghold cities of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq by this time next year, US Vice President Joe Biden told supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a rally on Friday.
“We are on our way to eliminating ISIS,” Biden said. “The reason you’re seeing these one-off [terrorist] attacks is because they’re losing their caliphate.”
“They will be gone. I promise you they will be gone,” Biden said.
The remarks, to an audience of college students in Pennsylvania, where Biden was born, are the first time in the 201 6 election campaign that the vice president has ventured into foreign policy on Clinton’s behalf.
On Sunday, Clinton is scheduled to have her second debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.