Isis not defeated in Syria despite Trump claim, says UK

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Defence minister warns Islamic State is ‘very much alive’ after US president hints at troop withdrawal

The British government has contradicted Donald Trump’s claim that Islamic State has been defeated in Syria.

The US president hinted that American forces could withdraw from the conflict, saying that tackling the militant group was the “only reason” for being in Syria. But a UK government spokesman said the threat posed by Isis still remained and the defence minister Tobias Ellwood said it was “very much alive”.

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