White House spokesman, Sean Spicer said ,”President want to win by reducing the threat, especially when it comes to ISIS and Taliban. We want to eliminate the threats that are against our national security and are pose a threat to our citizens and our allies.”
U.S. secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis in a joint press conference with his Denmark counterpart said the death of ISIS leader in Afghanistan is a strong blow to the group. “In Afghanistan the enemy lost about two third of its strength and in the past weekend. President Ghani announced the death of Amir of ISIS Khorasan in Nangarhar. In anti-ISIS campaign we are dealing that group one more significant blow with the lost of their leader. This fight will go on.”
NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg after his visit with British Prime Minister in London said the final decision regarding the increase of troops will be taken in the upcoming weeks. ” We have received a request from our military authorities to increase our presence in Afghanistan with a few thousand troops. We will making decision on the scale and the scope of the mission within weeks but this is not about returning back to a combat operation in Afghanistan. It will continue to be a training assist and advice operation.”
The NATO leaders summit in Brussels will be held on May 25 and the main issue will be fight against terrorism.