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    Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate stated that the US ground operation against the Daesh is not a possibility under a Hillary Clinton administration.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Sending ground troops to fight against the Daesh is not a possibility under a Hillary Clinton administration, the Democratic presidential candidate said at a rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Monday.

    "Donald's [Trump] been all over the place on ISIS [Islamic State]… he's talked about sending ground troops, American ground troops," Clinton stated. "Well, that is off the table as far as I am concerned.

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    During her tenure as secretary of state, Clinton has been an advocate of aggressive, interventionist US foreign policy, including establishing a no-fly zone in Syria.

    Her Republican rival Donald Trump has harshly criticized Clinton’s foreign policy of military interventions and subverting legitimate governments such as in Libya and Syria, as disastrous, leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths and significant material destruction.

    Moreover, Trump has criticized Clinton and President Barack Obama as effectively being the creators of the Islamic State terror group, which sprung after the vacuum created by the US interventionist foreign policy.

    During her speech, Clinton noted that she knows the fight against the Islamic State will not be quick or easy, but that the United States will eventually win the fight.

    A US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been conducting airstrikes against the Daesh in Syria and Iraq since the summer of 2014.

    The terror group Daesh is outlawed in Russia and numerous other countries.


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