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Nouri Mahmoud
The battles are continuing in Raqqa city. Daesh (Islamic State) is on the verge of being finished. Today or tomorrow the city may be liberated.feedback
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Oct 14 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Daesh. 205 people are quoted and you can read 324 citations of them about Daesh. Haider al-Abadi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Michael Fallon and John Kerry, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Haider al-Abadi said: “Tal Afar has been liberated. We say to the Islamic State (Daesh) fighters: Wherever you are, we are coming for you and you have no choice but to surrender or die.”.
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Boris Johnson

The priority must remain the defeat of Daesh and returning stability to liberated areas.feedback

Michael Fallon

That is why we need to examine how to provide medallic recognition for those making a vital contribution to Operation Shader outside the battlespace, from Reaper pilots taking life and death decisions to those who ensure our planes can strike Daesh targets.feedback

Michael Fallon

It is only right that those who have performed above and beyond in this fight against the evil of our time get the recognition they deserve. This medal will do just that. Our troops have made huge contributions to the fight against Daesh (ISIS), helping end its tyranny in large parts of Iraq and Syria. They have conducted over 1,500 strikes against Daesh terrorist targets and helped train nearly 60,000 Iraqi security forces. The campaign is not over but for those that have served we rightly honour the critical role they have played in helping keep us safe.feedback

Michael Fallon

It is only right that those who've performed above and beyond in this fight against the evil of our time get the recognition they deserve. This medal will do just that. Our troops have made huge contributions to the fight against Daesh, helping end its tyranny in large parts of Iraq and Syria.feedback

Michael Fallon

The changing character of warfare provides new challenges - not just about how we fight but also how we recognise and support those who serve. As fighting has evolved we have adapted, ensuring our troops have cutting-edge equipment including unmanned systems operated from outside the battle space. Our recognition of service, the risks taken, and the long-term effects must therefore adapt too. Our troops have made huge contributions to the fight against Daesh, helping end its tyranny in large parts of Iraq and Syria.feedback

Amber Rudd

We know that Daesh pose a threat online and this report helps to highlight the scale of the issue. I have made it crystal clear to internet bosses that they need to go further and faster to remove terrorist content from their websites and prevent it being uploaded in the first place. The internet cannot be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals, and industry need to ensure that the services they provide are not being exploited by those who wish to do us harm.feedback

Ayman Safadi

The goal is to set up a de-escalation zone in the fastest possible time. Our priority is that our borders are secure and that means that there should be no Daesh nor Nusra nor sectarian militias.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

Tal Afar has been liberated. We say to the Islamic State (Daesh) fighters: Wherever you are, we are coming for you and you have no choice but to surrender or die.feedback

Khalil Helou

We would have won. The victory would have been complete and we would have captured senior leaders of Daesh [ISIS]. This didn't happen and the responsibility is of the Lebanese government. Our army did a great job, but its success was overshadowed by this humiliating deal.feedback

Abbas Ibrahim

Those who surrendered from Daesh led us to the soldiers. The rest will be sent into Syria. We do not bargain. We are in the position of the victor and are imposing conditions.feedback

Salah Kareem

Our intelligence shows that the most diehard Daesh fighters fled Tal Afar to al-'Ayadiya.feedback

Abbas Ibrahim

The return of Daesh militants in air-conditioned cars to their countries is permissible because Lebanon adheres to the philosophy of a state that does not exact revenge.feedback

Jean-Yves Le Drian

We are present in the war, and we will be present in the peace. Even if our joint combat against Daesh is not finished, it is entering a phase of stabilization, of reconciliation, of reconstruction, a phase of peace.feedback

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

The first condition of any deal reached with Daesh will be revealing the fate of the Lebanese soldiers and returning them to their families.feedback

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

So far, more than 270 square km have been fully captured on Syrian land (by Hezbollah and the Syrian army). Around 40 square km remain under Daesh control.feedback

Rami Abdel Rahman - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

The tolls are high because the air strikes are hitting neighbourhoods in the city centre that are densely packed with civilians. There are buildings full of civilians that are trying to get away from the front lines. Coalition air strikes are targeting any building where any kind of Daesh movements are being detected.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

I would say to Daesh fighters, you have no choice: Either surrender or die.feedback

Ben Wallace

[Daesh is] collapsing in Syria and people are either unable to get out there to fight for ISIS (Daesh) and so they look to do something at home. I think those two things mean that the threat is to some extent increasing.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

ISIS (Daesh) has and continues to target members of multiple religions and ethnicities for rape, kidnapping, enslavement and death. ISIS is clearly responsible for genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims in areas it controlled. ISIS is also responsible for crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing directed at these same groups, and in some cases against Sunni Muslims, Kurds and other minorities. The protection of these groups – and others who are targets of violent extremism – remains a human-rights priority for the Trump administration.feedback

Zabihullah Mujahid

Ghazanfar is not Daesh – he is our commander in Sar-e-Pul, a very active commander, and he is under our command, our flag. He has allegiance with us.feedback

Sharif Aminyar

It was a joint Daesh and Taliban operation. The Taliban were led by Mullah Nader, and Daesh was led by Sher Mohammed Ghazanfar. Despite several demands for air support and the special forces, the demands were ignored by central government. They told us the air force was busy in other provinces.feedback

Ghulam Mehdawi

The Taliban are saying, It wasn't us – it was Daesh that did it.feedback

Ben Wallace

Prosecution and conviction is always our preference for dealing with terrorists. Tpims (terrorism prevention and investigation measures) are one of a range of powers at our disposal to disrupt terrorism-related activity where prosecution is not possible. We have planned and prepared for the risk posed by British returnees as Daesh [Isis] is defeated in Iraq and Syria and we are using a range of tools to disrupt and diminish that threat.feedback

Mohamad Zuhair

It was living hell. Daesh denied you everything. You did not have the right to have a phone or wear jeans. I had to have a long beard.feedback

Yahya Rasool

We are a few hundred meters from the mosque now, we are advancing on al-Nuri. We know it means a lot to Daesh.feedback

Muhamad Jasim

Under Daesh (IS) it was very bad, no work, suffering, and they were very angry. We left behind a lot -- car, house. I was afraid for my kids. I had to leave.feedback

Umm Suhaib - Umm

Maybe he is dead. Perhaps he is alive. They say 'you are all Daesh', but we are not. Even if we were, what is it to do with women and children? Each person is responsible for himself.feedback

Fahd Ghanim

We still live in an atmosphere of war despite the victory announcement two days ago. There are Daesh [fighters] hiding in different places. They disappear here and pop up there, then we target them.feedback

Hisham Hatem

Daesh, when they came to Iraq, their goal was to destroy everything.feedback

Abdul-Ghani al-Asadi

There's no accurate estimate for the Daesh fighters and the families who are stuck there.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

I announce from here the end and the failure and the collapse of the terrorist state of falsehood and terrorism, which the terrorist Daesh announced from Mosul. I hereby pay homage to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and his historic fatwa, calling on all Iraqi citizens to defend their country. I also pay tribute to all Iraqi fighters and soldiers, who played a role in this battle and the families of the martyrs.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

The world did not imagine that Iraqis could eliminate Daesh. This is all a result of the sacrifices of the heroic fighters who impressed the world with their courage.feedback

Jabar Yawar - Kurdistan Regional Government

Right now we are only fighting Daesh militarily. There is nothing, no plan. We are fighting, and that's it.feedback

Mohammad Adnan

This is the biggest attack by the regime and on the villages of eastern Sweida. They have used all types of weapons from aerial bombing to artillery and an unprecedented ground offensive. In the years when Daesh controlled these area, the army never clashed with them.feedback

Salah Hassan Hamid

The attack started two days ago. Daesh took Imam Gharbi village.feedback

Ruqaya Mahmoud

They suspect we are all Daesh families, but we aren't.feedback

Michael Topolski

Once you had found this new place to be, this stopped being a game, if it ever was one, and became something deadly serious. As you told the imam, you wanted to believe it was Daesh, you wanted to be a part of it. It made you feel like a man.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

For any commander, there is no substitute for seeing it with your own eyes... for talking to the stakeholders who are in it making the decisions every day. ISIS (Daesh) has no boundaries, so our adviser network can't have any boundaries. And so part of it is getting out there daily to see it.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

The return of Nuri mosque and minaret of Hadba today after being [destroyed] by ISIS marks the end of Daesh State falsehood. We will continue chasing ISIS until we kill and arrest [every] last one of them.feedback

Harjit Sajjan

The coalition has made significant progress in the fight against Daesh in Mosul. As the situation evolves, coalition allies and partners must remain flexible and adapt to changing threats.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

We will continue to fight Daesh until every last one of them is killed or brought to justice. We are seeing the end of the fake Daesh state, the liberation of Mosul proves that. We will not relent, our brave forces will bring victory.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

The return of al-Nuri Mosque and al-Hadba minaret to the fold of the nation marks the end of the Daesh (ISIL) state of falsehood.feedback

Michael Fallon

Three years on from when Daesh declared its so-called caliphate in Mosul, this evil death cult faces its endgame in the city. In Syria, there is now irreversible momentum and progress towards Daesh's defeat in Raqqa, with the SDF (US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces) already controlling nearly 15 per cent of the city.feedback

Thomas Mulcair

What happened there is, first of all, something to be celebrated for the excellence of the Canadian forces in their training, in the performance of their duties. But it's also something to be understood as being entirely consistent with what Canada is expected – and Canadians expect our forces – to be doing as part of the coalition against Daesh.feedback

Abdul Ghani al-Assadi

Only a small part remains in the city, specifically the Old City, . From a military perspective, Daesh (Islamic State) is finished. It lost its fighting spirit and its balance, we are making calls to them to surrender or die.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

As our heroic forces are closer to declaring final victory over the Daesh (Islamic State) gangs, I offer my most sincere congratulations for Eid al-Fitr.feedback

Michael Fallon

There are some 10,000 servicemen and women who are working for us around the globe on operations or in our bases. They have been helping to deal with Daesh terrorism, they have been helping to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean, they have been on Nato deployments, they have been peacekeeping in South Sudan.feedback

Michael Fallon

The armed forces are always ready now to deploy in aid of the police, as back-up for the armed police and in aid of local authorities. The operation after Manchester has been well-rehearsed. They were ready to deploy. They have been helping to deal with Daesh terrorism, they have been helping to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean, they have been on Nato deployments, they have been peacekeeping in South Sudan.feedback

Omar Aloush

We would never release senior Daesh officials or anyone who has blood on their hands. We are giving these men a second chance.feedback

Michael Fallon

The armed forces are always ready now to deploy in aid of the police, as back-up for the armed police and in aid of local authorities. The operation after Manchester has been well-rehearsed. They were ready to deploy. We deployed nearly 1,000 armed troops within 12 hours on the streets, which freed up armed police to do more patrolling. They have been helping to deal with Daesh terrorism, they have been helping to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean, they have been on Nato deployments, they have been peacekeeping in South Sudan.feedback

Ján Kubiš

This latest barbaric act of blowing up a historic Islamic site adds to the annals of Daesh's crimes against Islamic, Iraqi and human civilization. The destruction by the hands of Daesh of this mosque, where the leader of Daesh declared the so-called Caliphate, as the Security Forces closed in on the remaining Daesh terrorists in Mosul, shows their desperation and signals their end.feedback

Boris Johnson

We are pushing back Daesh [so-called Islamic State] militarily, but the threat we face is evolving rather than disappearing as they lose ground in Iraq and Syria. The fight is moving from the battlefield to the internet.feedback

Joseph Scrocca

The Iraq Security Force operation at the Al-Waleed crossing further demonstrates their resolve to defeat [Daesh] throughout all of Iraq. This operation has no bearing on Coalition partner training operations at ... Tanf.feedback

Izzat El-Reshiq - Hamas

The three hero martyrs who executed the Jerusalem operation have no connection to Daesh (Islamic State), they are affiliated with the PFLP and Hamas.feedback

Mohsen Rezaee

This is the beginning of taking revenge from Daesh [Isis]. A bigger slap in the face is yet to come. The supporters of terrorists should take heed of Iran's message of strength.feedback

Hisham al-Hashimi

The Russians are trying to improve their record fighting Daesh [Isis] as it was the Americans who have killed the top commanders of the group so far, like Abu Omar al-Shishani, Abu Muslim al-Turkmani, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani and Abu Ali al-Anbari. If [Russia's] announcements prove wrong, their credibility will be hurt.feedback

Mostafa Sirikanu

Today our movements were delayed by snipers. Daesh are just beyond that point. You never know they could have put a bomb in that teapot or that television.feedback

Hassan Kirfou

I saw three dead teenagers on top of each other outside the Nour mosque. I don't know why they shot these areas. As far as I know there were only a few Daesh (Islamic State) snipers left there.feedback

Theresa May

Nowhere is our cooperation closer than in the area of defence and security, with British and French fighter pilots flying alongside one another and in each other's planes over Syria and Iraq to strike Daesh [Isil] at its heart, or our troops deployed together in Estonia to provide reassurance to our eastern allies in the face of Russian aggression.feedback

Chrystia Freeland

The dictatorship in North Korea, crimes against humanity in Syria, the monstrous extremists of Daesh [Islamic State group], and Russian military adventurism and expansionism also all pose clear strategic threats to the liberal democratic world, including Canada. If middle powers do not implicate themselves in the furtherance of peace and stability around the world, that will be left to the great powers to settle among themselves. This would not be in Canada's interest.feedback

Simon Pristel

We asked her more information, at that point a man came on the same line and said 'This is for IS [Daesh, ISIS], this is for Al-Qaeda'. We asked for more information and that's when he hung up.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I think what we're witnessing is a growing list of irritants in the region that have been there for some time, and they've bubbled up so that countries have taken action in order to have those differences addressed. I do not expect that this will have any significant impact, if any impact at all, on the unified – the united – fight against terrorism in the region or globally. All of those parties you mentioned have been quite unified in the fight against terrorism and the fight against Daesh, Isis, and have expressed that most recently in the summit in Riyadh.feedback

Nouri Mahmoud

The forces reached the outskirts of the city, and the major operation will start ... in the coming few days. The battle will not be easy…Of course Daesh has tunnels, mines, car bombs, suicide bombers, and at the same time it is using civilians as human shields. Daesh will resist because Raqqah is its capital and if Raqqah goes, that means the entire caliphate is gone.feedback

Nouri Mahmoud

Daesh will resist because Raqqa is its capital and if Raqqa goes that means the entire caliphate is gone.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

When I say things once, I don't usually repeat myself. During the campaign, Russia Today and Sputnik were agents of influence which on several occasions spread fake news about me personally and my campaign. They behaved like organs of influence, of propaganda and of lying propaganda. Our absolute priority is the fight against terrorism and the eradication of terrorist groups and Daesh in particular.feedback

Amber Rudd

The key way, we have increasingly found – although we don't know this about Abedi yet – that people are becoming radicalised, is often by being in their own country and being radicalised by the information that is being spouted – the false lies that are coming out from Daesh, to try to weaponise the young people in our society.feedback

Amber Rudd

The intelligence services are still collecting information about him and about the people around him. But I would not rush to conclusions, as you seem to be, that they have somehow missed something. What this reminds us is the scale of the problem that we have, the enemy that we have, Daesh [Isis] that is trying to weaponise the young people in our society.feedback

Amber Rudd

It's an ongoing operation, there are 11 people in custody, the operation is still really at full tilt, in a way. So until the operation is complete, we can't be entirely sure that it is closed. The intelligence services are still collecting information about him and about the people around him. But I would not rush to conclusions, as you seem to be, that they have somehow missed something. What this reminds us is the scale of the problem that we have, the enemy that we have, Daesh, that is trying to weaponise the young people in our society.feedback

Amber Rudd

The intelligence services are still collecting information about (Abedi) and about the people around him. What this reminds us is the scale of the problem that we have, the enemy that we have, Daesh, that is trying to weaponize the young people in our society. What we are doing is challenging the people who are delivering end-to-end encryption to work with us so that we have a way of keeping people safe. Nobody wants terrorists to have a safe place to exchange information and to be able to plot their terrible atrocities.feedback

Akram Ramadan

There was a sermon about anti-Daesh (IS) and he stood up and started calling the Imam - 'You are talking bollocks'. And he gave a good stare, a threatening stare into the Imam's eyes. Something flipped him. Brain-washed, seen something, heard something. It is unbelievable.feedback

Patrick Wilcken - Amnesty International

It makes for especially sobering reading given the long history of leakage of US arms to multiple armed groups committing atrocities in Iraq, including the armed group calling itself the Islamic State [Daesh].feedback

Edgard Arevalo

Security forces are in full control of the situation. The armed men we are dealing with are not ISIS [Daesh] but members of local terrorist group. The news being circulated by these terrorists and their sympathisers are spurious and are meant to spread lies and disinformation. It is propaganda to attract foreign terrorists' support and recognition.feedback

Ahmed bin Salem

We have evidence that he is involved in Daesh (Islamic State) with his brother. We have been following him for more than one month and a half. He was in contact with his brother and he knew about the attack.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

And today, conditions in the region are under a lot of stress because of the threat of terrorism (and) the threat that Iran poses. ... But the primary reason we're here today is to confront this threat of terrorism. If we do not defeat Daesh, if we do not defeat these forces of evil, there will be no conditions under which we could even hope to improve the human rights for all the people of the region.feedback

Othman al-Ghanmi

Our advance on a vast front has stunned the enemy and, God willing, we will achieve victory before Ramadan and announce the liberation of Mosul and people of Mosul from dirtiness of Daesh (Islamic State).feedback

Shervan Derwish

We know that many Daesh, mostly foreigners, headed south to Deir Ezzor on April 26. The city is much better protected and much safer as Raqqa comes under attack from coalition forces.feedback

Yahya Rasool

Our forces are making a steady advance in the first hours of the offensive and Daesh fighters are breaking and retreating.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We do not differentiate between terrorist organizations. Daesh, YPG, Al Qaeda are all the same for us. It is our mutual responsibility to scrape away their roots.feedback

Abdulah Khalef Hamid

It was three in the morning when Daesh came and started to shoot at people. I was wounded and they thought I was dead so they left me. We were around 200 families, they left at sunrise.feedback

Redur Khalil

We hope that this military mobilisation is not meant to provoke our forces or for another purpose linked to entering Syrian territories. We don't want any military confrontation between us, since our priority is to fight Daesh [ISIL] in Raqqa and Tabqa.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

In Turkey, there was an attempted coup with a goal of toppling the government and destroying the state. We are trying to cleanse members of FETO inside the armed forces, inside the judiciary and inside the police. We are going to keep up the fight in terms of democracy, fundamental rights and liberties, but at the same time we are going to keep up the fight against PKK, FETO and other terrorist organisations such as Daesh (Islamic State).feedback

Laurence Cornara

I have read the Qur'an, to try to understand, we are not going to make an analogy, but Daesh and all these people, they are monsters.feedback

Dawlat Waziri

No civilian has been hurt and only the base which Daesh used to launch attacks in other parts of the province, was destroyed. The ground forces could not do it, so the Americans bombed the area.feedback

Mohammad Radmanesh

We have nothing officially on this so far, but the goal this year is to annihilate Daesh in the east and any other part of Afghanistan. We will use whatever force that is available to us, together with Resolute Support, and with the maximum amount of caution so that we don't cause civilian casualties.feedback

Ishaq Ibrahim

What happened is a dangerous indicator that shows how easy it is to attack a large gathering of people in different places. There is a complete government failure in taking the IS (Daesh) threat seriously.feedback

Buthaina Shaaban

This very airport that was attacked by the United States has been fighting against terrorists for the last six years. If the United States is serious about fighting terrorism, why not direct its missiles on Daesh and al-Nusra.feedback

Talal Barazi

Syrian leadership and Syrian policy will not change. This targeting was not the first and I don't believe it will be the last. The armed terrorist groups and Daesh failed to target the Syrian Arab Army and Russian military positions. I believe - God willing - that the human casualties are not big, but there is material damage. We hope there are not many victims and martyrs.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

The fact is that we no longer know what goals Washington pursued when deciding to carry out these strikes, but it is univocal that they are launched de facto in the interests of Daesh, al-Nusra Front and other terrorists. In this connection, we can only express regret.feedback

Talal Barazi

What happened today is biggest evidence that the U.S. and its allies are the biggest supporters of the Daesh terrorist.feedback

Jean-Marc Ayrault

If we want to defeat terrorism in Syria we don't just need to defeat Daesh, we also must fight its causes.feedback

Ameen Mokdad

My experience living under Isil was profound. I learned many harsh lessons but I developed intellectually and came out stronger. I never stopped playing music and writing, to give myself and others hope. My message to Daesh through my music is that hope can never be stolen.feedback

Ameen Mokdad

I was worried Daesh would find my music and all my instruments: I call them my sons because they are the most important things to me in the world. I thought I could just grab the things and leave. That seems crazy now.feedback

Muriel Domenach

The best counter-narrative is military victory, to start with. With military victory, Daesh would lose a lot of its dark allure. I'm not a strong believer in de-radicalization. I'm not a strong believer in deprogramming someone. I don't think that such a thing as creating a new man or a new woman ever worked. I don't think you make someone come back to the way they were.feedback

Mark Milley

It is very possible that Daesh (IS) blew up that building to blame it on the coalition in order to cause a delay in the offensive on Mosul and cause a delay in the use of coalition air strikes. It is possible that a coalition air strike did it. We don't know yet. There are investigators on the ground.feedback

Ali Adbulghani

Not all of the houses had Daesh on the roof. Why, just because of one Daesh, kill everyone?feedback

Bashar al-Ja

Those who are truly fighting Daesh are the Syrian Army with the help of our allies from Russia and Iran.feedback

Dawood Moradian

There is an emerging Taliban Axis comprising of Pakistan, China, Russia, and Iran. They are united in two things: evicting US from Afghanistan and combating Daesh.feedback

Yahya Rasool

In the next few days we will surprise Daesh terrorists by targeting and eliminating them using new plans.feedback

Jean-Yves Le Drian

Today we can say that Raqqa is encircled and the battle will begin in the coming days. It will be a very hard battle but it will be an essential battle. Daesh will lose. The combined action and the Iraqi forces and the coalition of which France is a part will gradually lead to the resumption of Mosul.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

We are proving that Daesh can be eliminated. We have managed to liberate the people and have the *trust* of the people.feedback

Haidar al-Abadi

Daesh become day after day surrounded inside a tight area and they are in their final days. Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday night, he warned the insurgents that they must surrender or be killed although he also pledged to treat the militants' families fairly. Let me be very clear, we will preserve families of Daesh who are civilians but we will punish the terrorists and bring them to justice if they surrender. They are cornered and if they will not surrender they will definitely get killed.feedback

Serg Alaa Hassan

Daesh knows they are losing and are lashing out at freed areas to punish the people. They will not win this war, but it about saving the lives of as many people as we can before they are defeated.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

It should now be accepted that a terrorist organization cannot be defeated with another one. As a country that has been battling terror for 35 years, terrorist organizations like Daesh (Islamic State), the YPG, Nusra front and others are organizations we face at all times. We have kept all lines of communication open until now, and we will continue to do so from now on. Whether it is Turkey or Russia, we are working in full cooperation militarily in Syria. Our chiefs of staff, foreign ministers, and intelligence agencies cooperate intensely.feedback

Nadia Murad

They think that all Iraqis are persecuted by Daesh and they have to seek justice for everybody.feedback

Matthew Rycroft

We expressed concern over reports of possible use of chemical weapons by Daesh and we look forward to the results of Iraq's investigation into those allegations.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

One of the things that we are fighting together is radical Islamic terrorism. Of course, in the past year, there was significant progress in the fight against the radical Sunni Islamic terrorism led by Daesh and al-Qaida. Russia has made a very important contribution. Naturally, we do not want this terrorism to be replaced by the radical Shiite Islamic terrorism led by Iran.feedback

Abbas Muhammad

Daesh came to Iraq to destroy our heritage because they don't have their own.feedback

Mark Rowley

It would be wrong to suggest it was of the same gravity as the threat from Daesh and Al-Qaida, but there are extreme right-wing groups who are trying to provoke violence in communities, trying to sow discord and divide communities and on occasion using violence.feedback

Mark Rowley

Some of them have been more sophisticated planning looking to attack public spaces, or police offices or the military, not that dissimilar to some of the attacks we have seen in Belgium and France and elsewhere. There is a whole range from the simple to the complicated. Sometimes reporting oversimplifies things and says terrorism is about IS [Islamic State] or Daesh and it's about Syria. Actually there are many Isis offshoots in other parts of world, al-Qaida is still very, very significant.feedback

Frank Baker

For the United Kingdom this is a further evidence of the bilateral support that we are giving and continue to give to Iraq, to help Iraq move forward to recover from the ravages of Daesh (Islamic State).feedback

Marine Le Pen

Daesh is THIS! I did not know it was a picture of James Foley. It's accessible on Google. I learned this morning that his family is asking me to withdraw it. Obviously, I immediately withdrew it. I'm a lawmaker. I'm in my role when I condemn Daesh. And if I don't fulfill my role, I'm worth nothing as a lawmaker. Nobody can prevent a republic's representative from condemning Daesh's acts of violence.feedback

Marine Le Pen

I'm a lawmaker. I'm in my role when I condemn Daesh, this is my role. And if I don't fulfill my role, I'm worth nothing as a lawmaker. Nobody can prevent a republic's representative from condemning Daesh's acts of violence.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

I would just tell you that by, with and through our allies is the way this coalition is going against Daesh. We're going to continue to go after them until we destroy them and any kind of belief in the inevitability of their message. We owe some degree of confidentiality on exactly how we're going to do that and the sequencing of that fight so that we don't expose to the enemy what it is we have in mind in terms of the timing of the operations.feedback

Falah al-Wabdan

We are now fighting Daesh at the southern edge of the city. We are trying to breach trenches and high berm they used as defensive line.feedback

Sabah al-Numani - Cts

Our forces started a major operation early this morning to storm the airport of Mosul and the Ghozlani base to dislodge Daesh (Islamic State) terrorists. We can confirm that the Mosul airport militarily has fallen and it's a matter of short time to fully control it.feedback

Staffan de Mistura - United Nations

If you want to defeat Daesh, we need, even if it looks complicated, even if it looks remote, a political, inclusive, credible solution in Syria and that is the challenge that we are going to face in the next few weeks.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

We call on our brave troops to start the push to liberate the rest of the city, to liberate people from the oppression and terrorism of Daesh. Our main mission is to liberate the people before liberating the land.feedback

Mohammed Javad Zarif

The use of chemical weapons can never be condoned ... Unfortunately the terrorist organisations Nusra and Daesh (Islamic State) still possess chemical weapons.feedback

Aref Hassan

We hope international organisations and de-mining organisations will clean up the farming areas of explosive devices and land mines. This area was the first line of fire against Daesh and it is full of land mines. Farmers cannot go back to their land.feedback

Ali Abu Mahdi

It's their corruption that facilitates the entry of Daesh. Both are in the same bag.feedback

Michael Fallon

I hope that isolation will be completed by the (northern) spring and then operations to liberate Raqqa itself can begin thereafter. Raqqa is a much smaller city than Mosul but will clearly be defended very vigorously by Daesh and that means the operation to liberate Raqqa has to be very carefully prepared, as the operation for Mosul was. Once Raqqa is liberated after Mosul, we will see the beginning of the end of this terrible caliphate.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

On the issue of fighting Daesh, we – that is Turkey and Saudi Arabia – will be cooperating with the United States. We believe that the fight from now on will be more effective and that we will be able to clear both Syria and Iraq of Daesh. We told the previous administration not to rely on or trust a terror organization to fight an organization like Daesh. We said it would be a mistake but we were not able to get them to listen. The operation in Raqqa should be conducted with the right (groups) not with terror organizations.feedback

Rami Abdulrahman

We don't know if Daesh (Islamic State) will be able to recover it, or if it is in a state of collapse.feedback

Salem Jamil

The bodies should stay. Daesh killed lots of people so why should they be buried.feedback

Ibrahim Mohamed

We will leave the terrorists there. The message is clear to Iraqis, to keep them from joining or supporting Daesh (Islamic State). This will be your fate. The Iraqi army will finish you off.feedback

Falah Hammad Hindi

It all depends on how the army behaves. If there are abuses again, a new generation of Daesh (Islamic State) fighters will be back.feedback

Walid Phares

Mr. Trump has valued the role of the peshmerga and the Kurdish forces of Iraq against the advances of ISIS. Now, after Daesh is receding, how will the United States policy be with regard to the Kurds? Definitely that is determined right now by the Kurds becoming allies to the United States. Then we would have our diplomats meeting Kurdish representatives and then together looking at the future and what could be done to strengthen that friendship.feedback

John Kerry

We have particularly helped push back against any number of violent extremist groups, including our efforts most recently to liberate Sirte in Libya from the clenches of Daesh.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

Terrorism uses the weapon of sectarianism in Iraq and Syria ... in order to drive people and communities apart and take control of them. (We must) not allow the conditions that existed before Daesh (Islamic State).feedback

Abdel Amir al-Mohammedawi

The challenge is that they [Islamic State] are hiding among civilian families, that's why our advances are slow and very cautious. The families, when they see Iraqi forces coming, flee from the areas controlled by Daesh [IS] towards the Iraqi forces, holding up white flags, and Daesh bombs them with mortars and Molotov cocktails, and also shoots at them.feedback

Samil Tayyar

Daesh (Islamic State), the PKK and FETO are terror groups with strings linked to the same center. Along with many secret services, the most active user is the CIA.feedback

Sabah al-Numani - Cts

We are proceeding side by side ... and advancing at the same level. This is a very important factor, thanks to which Daesh (Islamic State) has not been able to move its fighters. It has to support one axis (front) at the expense of another.feedback

Binali Yildirim

We discussed the issue of Bashiqa. We see that significant progress is being made in cleansing Daesh from the region. In line with this we will solve this (Bashiqa) subject in some way in a friendly way.feedback

Talib Shaghati

Daesh (Islamic State) devised many plans to obstruct and block us but they failed. We were able to surpass them and these areas were liberated with high speed.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

To present the country which is leading the greatest struggle against DAESH as one supporting terrorism is what the terror organization wants,'' referring to the Islamic State group by its other name. In Turkey, no one's way of life is under any threat. Those who claim this have to prove it. It is my duty to protect everyone's rights. To say Turkey has surrendered to terrorism is to take sides with the terrorists and terror organizations.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Despite the sad start in the early hours of 2017, we strongly maintain our expectations for the new year. To present the country which is leading the greatest struggle against Daesh as one supporting terrorism is what terror organization wants. In Turkey, no one's way of life is under any threat. Those who claim this have to prove it. It is my duty to protect everyone's rights.feedback

Francois Hollande

We have a common enemy: it's terrorism, it's Daesh, it's fundamentalism. This enemy, we need to hunt it down in places where it exists – in Iraq, in Syria. But also we need to understand the links which exist between these terrorist groups and a certain number of individuals who are manipulated and who organise attacks in several countries.feedback

Francois Hollande

We will fight them like (we fight) all jihadists ... since they are attacking us, since they prepare attacks on our own territory. We are preparing for these returns and the very particular processing of these children. Everything that contributes to reconstructing Iraq is an additional step to avoiding Daesh strikes on our own territory. Daesh is stepping back and Daesh will be defeated.feedback

Ben Wallace

The ambition of IS or Daesh [Arabic acronym of Islamic State] is definitely mass-casualty attacks. They want to harm as many people as possible and terrorize as many people as possible. The big concern is if Mosul collapses and all the other bases of Isis collapse. We know there are a significant number of [Britons] fighting for IS in Syria. They will probably want to come home.feedback

Ahmed Abu Karam

We Sunnis are marginalized. The security forces ran away and left us with Daesh in 2014. Now they suspect us of being terrorists.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

We have not seen Daesh [Islamic State] since the Iraqi forces restarted their offensive. We hear the sounds of large car bombs. Today I heard no fewer than 10 huge explosions.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

Societal reconciliation is the appropriate answer to Daesh.feedback

Waad Amin

The government needs to have a security outpost in every neighbourhood . If not, the situation will be very dire. They cannot leave us to kill each other, as they did before Daesh took the city.feedback

Walid al Muallem

Everything is open for discussion, with the exception of national sovereignty, and the people's right to choose its leadership. It is the duty of the factions (rebel groups) who have signed it to distance themselves from, and declare that they are not linked to, the Nusra Front or Daesh (Islamic State).feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

They were accusing us of supporting Daesh. Now they give support to terrorist groups including Daesh, YPG, PYD. It's very clear. We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos.feedback

Abu Mustafa

We escaped death. We left everything, our homes and belongings. Life under Daesh was bad, they treated us poorly, no-one had any money. We are taking our children to the camps so we can live.feedback

Michael Fallon

We are dealing here with a global threat from Daesh, a threat that isn't just present in Iraq and Syria, but is present in western Europe, has hit Paris and Brussels, spread to the Far East and hit California. This is a global threat and I have no doubt that the next US administration will step up to its traditional role of global leadership.feedback

Staffan de Mistura - United Nations

We have heard from the Russians more than once, and from Putin himself, that the last thing he wants is to see the Daesh people returning to the Russian Federation, those who came from there and were trained to fight there.feedback

Hisham al-Hashemi

The battle has taken a different shape since then - no food, no fuel is reaching Mosul and Daesh (Islamic State) fighters are bent on fighting to the end.feedback

Ahmed Abu Fadl

The hospital was a Daesh base. They were treating their wounded there.feedback

Marwan Abbas

Every day we kill some of them. But all the time Daesh is sending more.feedback

Hamdan al-Abed

We couldn't resist them, we didn't have weapons and they would kill anyone against them. When the security forces approached our neighborhood, all the Daesh fighters fled with their families deeper inside Mosul.feedback

Karim al-Nouri

Daesh attacked at dawn to try to control the village Tal Zalat. Clashes continued for two hours, until Daesh withdrew, leaving bodies (of dead fighters) behind.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

If there is no political solution in Syria, if there is no national unity, if its territorial integrity is not ensured, you may clear it of Daesh today, but tomorrow another organization will appear.feedback

Sabah al-Numani - Cts

Our soldiers are busy fighting Daesh. They have no time to write this. In any case 'We answer your call, O Hussein' is just an expression of joy over the liberation from Daesh. It's known that Imam Hussein is a symbol of the revolution from oppression.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

We have seen the whole organisation collapsing in terms of standing in the face of our own armed forces. The success of liberating a huge area indicates that Daesh [Isis] does not have the guts now or the motivation to fight as they were doing before.feedback

Richard Coe

These people get it right far more often than not, but this time they came up short. In many ways these forces looked and acted like the Daesh fighters the Coalition has been targeting for two years. This was obviously a missed opportunity to be able to limit the damage of the mistake.feedback

Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani

If we will leave them as they are, people from Daesh can recruit them easily. They can start operations from there easily. It (Gaza) can transform also as a launching pad for extremism and for terrorism ... That's why we need to put an end to this.feedback

Omar Abdullah

He wanted to get married but he didn't have the money because times are tough. Daesh brainwashed him, gave him money and promised him virgins in heaven. I lost my son.feedback

François Molins

A Strasbourg commando team, and also a man arrested in Marseille, were given instructions to acquire arms. The weapons were going to be used to create public disorder, through intimidation or terror on French soil on behalf of the terrorist organisation Daesh.feedback

Abu Ahmed

We are happy to be liberated, but Daesh spoiled it. They have no mercy.feedback

Binali Yildirim

It is clear that there are some who are not pleased with Turkey's fight against Daesh. But of course these attacks will be responded to in kind.feedback

Hussein Saleh

Daesh (Arabic acronym for so-called Islamic State) just put explosives on the wellheads and blew them up.feedback

Thafer al-Any

We should not have gone to war against Daesh before settling our differences first. But, let us see how things are handled after Daesh is defeated. It is difficult to imagine that Iraq will stay united without a political settlement.feedback

Munir Abdul-Aziz

We are here to save you from the terrorist Daesh which has no religion.feedback

James Malloy

Mosul is the last large city in Iraq that is held by Daesh, but Daesh is by no means finished in Iraq, so our mission in Iraq won't end as Mosul falls.feedback

Haidar al-Abadi

Our strength lies in our diversity ... we have a tough task ahead of us to rebuild what Daesh destroyed.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

Our strength lies in our diversity. ... We have a tough task ahead of us to rebuild what Daesh destroyed.feedback

Adnan Abu Amjad

The Turkish state is a terrorist state that is attacking positions of the military council that is fighting Daesh.feedback

Afram al-Khoury Benyamen

The first thing they did was break the cross, we want to replace it and tell Daesh that the cross is still here and we are not leaving at all.feedback

Omar Abdallah

In Europe, if a migrant from Syria or Iraq blows himself up in a terrorist attack there is a backlash against all migrants. Here, with the Kurds and Arab Daesh sympathisers, it's the same.feedback

Omar Abdallah

It's possible I'll be arrested now, especially having lived under Daesh. But that's a risk I'm willing to take to get home. My parents have never seen their grandchildren. They call every day asking after Ali and Aboudi.feedback

Omar Abdallah

After Daesh, the peshmerga began a crackdown.feedback

Omar Abdallah

The peshmerga have searched people here in case there are Daesh fighters hiding among us. We all arrived this morning. They haven't told us when we'll be allowed to cross.feedback

Omar Abdallah

Living in Mosul, I kept my head down, grew my beard long and worked as a fruit seller. I tried to avoid any contact with members of Daesh.feedback

Hussam al-Aboudi

We have sources, we have the names of Daesh fighters, we know them. Residents also give us information - like they say, Daesh posted a sniper on top of my house.feedback

Raghid Rashid

Daesh is gone. But even if they came back I'd stay put, and I'd fight to the death if necessary. We know their tactics now and we're not scared anymore.feedback

Raghid Rashid

The fight to get Bashiqa back was tough. Daesh (Islamic State) used suicide bombers, tunnels, snipers. When we got here half the town was destroyed - including my home.feedback

Lahur Talabany

The fight against [Daesh] is going to be a long fight. Not only militarily, but also economically, ideologically.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

Maybe some crimes happen here and there, but I consider it as homicide when some people take revenge against Daesh (Islamic State) by themselves.feedback

Ala Hussein

The government sold us to Daesh in the first place. And now they want to accuse us of being terrorists!feedback

Abbas al-Azaji

As our troops advanced towards the areas we were charged with liberating, Daesh (IS) used tanks and vehicles made of wood to divert the military planes.feedback

John Dorrian

We call it tactical deception. Daesh has been doing it and that's certainly a tactic that enemies like to use.feedback

Qaisar Mohammed

After two years under Daesh (Islamic State), they have terror in their hearts. Their reaction is fear. They think maybe the Iraqi forces cannot liberate Mosul and then they will return. That is how they think.feedback

Othman Fadel

We were caught between shelling from both sides. Sometimes Daesh (Islamic State) would deliberately shell civilians.feedback

Tarek al-Jaroushi

I strongly support Trump because of his and the Republicans' resolute and decisive attitudes. The Republican Party, which understands the truth about Daesh (Islamic State) and the positions and the victories of the Libyan army, will support us.feedback

Riyad Ahmed

The devil himself would be astounded by Daesh 's methods of torture. It is beyond the imagination.feedback

Ali Dhaher

Thank God we're no longer under Daesh. Daesh is a byword for savagery. They target civilians even before targeting the army. It's increased too. Wherever they are more encircled and lose territory, they increase their attacks on civilians.feedback

Fathi Abu Abdallah

They [Daesh] shot me, right as I was collecting food aid next to the mosque on that corner, just a few minutes ago.feedback

Riyad Ahmed

If the forces had come just a few days later, we would be in Mosul now. Daesh wanted to take us.feedback

Safeen Rasoul

Our aim is to take control and clear out all the Daesh (Islamic State) militants. Our estimates are there are about 100 still left and 10 suicide cars.feedback

Rezan Hiddo

We cannot extinguish the fire in our neighbor's house if our home is burning. We were very clear with our allies. If there is a plan to attack Daesh, there must be limits for Turkey.feedback

John Dorrian

Daesh have continued to hide behind civilians and facilitate harm to them.feedback

Najim al-Jabori

There are at least 70 Daesh (Islamic State) fighters in the town. The majority are foreign fighters, so they don't know where to go. They are just moving from place to place.feedback

Hadi al-Amiri

This is the area Daesh (Islamic State) entered Mosul from. Severing this road means to completely cut off the enemy's supply lines and surround them.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

We will close in on Daesh [IS] from all angles and, God willing, we will cut the snake's head. They will have no way out and no way to escape. Either they surrender or they die.feedback

Saleh Yassin

We tried for a year to convince them not to say Daesh, because we knew that we would be taken away, imprisoned and whipped.feedback

Abdul Ghani al-Assadi

We fear that Daesh militants could attack our forces or the town with mortars. So, for the safety of the families, we ask them to stay inside their houses.feedback

Sami Al-Aridi

The special forces have stormed in. Daesh is fighting back and have set up concrete blast walls to block off the Karama neighborhood [in between Gogjali and Judayat al-Mufti] and our troops' advance.feedback

Emad Hassan

When I knew the security forces were serious about liberating Mosul, I came here. Daesh (IS) was preventing families from moving toward the security forces and ordered them into the city centre, but I refused and stayed.feedback

John Dorrian

If Daesh stand and fight, they're going to be killed. There's no question about that. If they run, they will either be captured or killed. They are not going to be allowed to escape.feedback

Hussein Nazim

We must strike like this before we move in or else we will be easy prey for Daesh.feedback

Ahmed Raad

Some people fled the other day so we took a chance. Daesh fired two bullets at us but they missed and we made it.feedback

Abdul Razak Tallab

Daesh went door to door to shoot each of these men in their own homes.feedback

Sabry Abdullah

Yeah and came back from near of my village… a further village, and Daesh execute civilians from my village: approximately 25, 27 persons. Civilians from here.feedback

Ali Hazoom

Some of them, their father or their mother was killed by Daesh, so when they see the prisoners, they can't control themselves.feedback

Abdul Rahman al-Waggaa

Daesh (Islamic State) was taking families from each village it left.feedback

Chris Parker

As Iraqi forces move closer to Mosul, we see that Daesh (IS) resistance is getting stronger.feedback

Abdul Hai Khatibi

Afghan police killed a Daesh (Islamic State) commander in Ghor province during an operation yesterday but Daesh fighters abducted some 30 civilians from near the provincial capital and shot them all dead in revenge.feedback

Karim Sinjari

There is information that many people are revolting and carrying out attacks against Daesh. A number of Daesh members were killed on the streets at night.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

This kind of attack will not stop our fight against Daesh (Islamic State). This operation will continue until al-Bab. The operation needs to continue, and it will.feedback

Ahmed Bilal Harish

We had two choices: We could be killed by Daesh or die along the way, so we ran.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I have told our American friends we do not need (the Syrian Kurdish groups) to fight Daesh.feedback

Rupert Colville - United Nations

We very much fear that these will not be the last such reports we receive of such barbaric acts by [Daesh].feedback

Brett McGurk

Daesh is trying to launch spoiler attacks. This was expected, it's planned for, and we can expect more of it.feedback

Lise Grande - United Nations

We were informed that two days after the attack by ISIL or Daesh, the Kirkuk authorities announced that they will be expelling the (displaced Sunni Arab) civilian population and just a few hours after the announcement we understand that around 250 civilian families felt they had no choice but to leave.feedback

John Dorrian

Fighting is ongoing in Rutba, which is still contested. The coalition continues conducting strikes to support the Iraqi security forces' response efforts, including one against a Daesh convoy that was attempting to flee the area.feedback

John Dorrian

The attacks have also killed hundreds of Daesh fighters who are attempting to block the Iraqi advance to liberate Mosul.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

Our aim is to remove Daesh (Islamic State) from both Syria and Iraq. Iraq is a neighbor and friend for Turkey and for us the territorial integrity and stability in Iraq is as important as our own.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

(Kurdish) Peshmerga forces we trained in northern Iraq are actively participating, and local forces that we support in Bashiqa, are actively fighting Daesh.feedback

Rida Issa

The forces have completely recaptured the 600 block area in Sirte from gangs of Daesh [Arabic acronym for ISIL], and now the Ghiza Bahriya area is the last pocket of resistance.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

A temporary base is not a goal, it's a means to achieve the goal that was declared by the president - to help legitimate Syrian authorities in their fight with ISIS (Daesh) and other terrorist organizations. The Syrian territory must be liberated.feedback

Raeda Paulos

We are scared, in case it doesn't go back to normal when they clear the area. Daesh (ISIL) has been there for two years, maybe there are explosives, IEDs (improvised explosive device) or bombs. So we are in a wait-and-see mode right now.feedback

Adil Mateh

The church is the safest place. It is God's house. But Daesh isn't afraid of God. They aren't afraid of anything.feedback

Mohammad Ghasri

Each round of fighting has its own circumstances ... and it's difficult to predict when the battle will be over. But the end of Daesh will be very soon.feedback

Rida Issa

There was a desperate resistance by Daesh, but it was confronted by heavy weapons.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

They thought they could keep us out of Mosul by bothering us with the PKK and Daesh (Islamic State) ... They think they can shape our future with the hands of terrorist organizations. We know that the terrorists' weapons will blow up in their hands soon.feedback

Suleyman Soylu

The Daesh militant was rendered ineffective following very important tracking and intelligence work. These operations are continuing.feedback

Abu Mahir

It's quite clear Daesh (ISIL) has started to use civilians as human shields by allowing families to stay in buildings likely to be targeted by air strikes.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

I have my own sources inside Mosul who tell me who is Daesh and who isn't. My commander knows my plans and he has agreed to let me go.feedback

Hoshyar Zebari

Daesh is disoriented, they don't know whether to expect attacks from the east or west or north.feedback

Gary Volesky

I'll tell you there are a lot fewer Daesh today than there were yesterday. There will be fewer tomorrow than today.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

These forces that are liberating you today, they have one goal in Mosul, which is to get rid of Daesh [Isis] and to secure your dignity. God willing, we shall win.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

I announce today the start of this heroic operation to seek the liberation from the oppression and terror Daesh. We will meet soon in Mosul to celebrate its salvation. The main troops which are participating in this operation are the Iraqi army and police forces and only they will enter the city of Mosul to liberate it.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

I announce today the start of the heroic operations to free you from the terror and the oppression of Daesh [ISIS]. We will meet soon on the ground of Mosul to celebrate liberation and your salvation.feedback

Evaan Khalas

Now they don't accept me. I wanted to fight with them against Daesh. As long as there is Islam we can't live here.feedback

Ali al-Hussaini

Our role will be liberating them from Daesh tyranny. We will make sure to save the families from any harm and preserve their dignity. We are their brothers, we are not an enemy.feedback

Brett McGurk

We're going to try to make sure that if Daesh escapes Mosul, which I don't think they'll be able to do, that they can't take these people with them. It's one of most difficult questions, and we want to free these people. That's one of the key objectives of the operation.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We won't let Mosul be given to Daesh (Islamic State) or any other terrorist organisation. They say Iraq's central government needs to approve this but the Iraqi central government should first deal with their own problems.feedback

Sammy Sampson

We are adapting our processes, our procedures, our tactics, our understanding, every single minute of every day. I'm absolutely confident that we're outpacing Daesh in that area.feedback

Sammy Sampson

The air component and the air support have helped partner forces on the ground. And in many, many areas, those partner forces have stopped Daesh (the Arabic acronym for IS) dead in their tracks.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

We hope within the next few months we're going to kick Daesh out of Mosul and we'll deliver a huge blow to what Daesh believes in.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

We hope within the next few months we're going to kick Daesh out of Mosul. They must be crushed on the ground.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

These operations pave the way for cleansing every inch of Iraqi land and, God willing, its end will be the liberation of Mosul city,... the liberation of all Iraqi lands and the end of Daesh (IS).feedback

Barack Obama

This is going to be a challenging battle. Mosul is a large city and Daesh has embedded itself deeply within that city.feedback

Al Jafaari

This proves clearly the link between US troops and Daesh, and that Americans said it was just an error, this is clearly a lie. This was justified by the will to avoid the US-Russian (ceasefire) deal.feedback

Peter Cook

The strike near Al Bab, Syria, removes from the battlefield ISIL's ['Daesh's] chief propagandist, recruiter and architect of external terrorist operations. It is one in a series of successful strikes against ISIL [Daesh] leaders, including those responsible for finances and military planning, that make it harder for the group to operate.feedback

John Kerry

If groups within the legitimate opposition want to retain their legitimacy they need to distance themselves in every way possible from Nusra (Front) and Daesh (ISIL). And we expect that Russia will ensure that the Syrian government will adhere to all of its requirements about its air activities and about the access for humanitarian deliveries.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

It is our duty to our people to finish off Daesh (ISIL) in Syria and to reduce them to a level where they can't carry out attacks in our country. Euphrates Shield is the first step in that.feedback

Qais Al-Azzawi

Al Qaeda's principle enemy now is Daesh – the group that calls itself Islamic State – because Daesh revolted against al-Qaida. You have to know that all these terrorist organisations like al-Qaida, Daesh, the Al-Nusra Front and Boko Haram, even Daesh leader al-Baghdadi, all followed the rules laid down by Osama bin Laden, they may not get along with Ayman al-Zawahiri but they're fine with the man they see as their spiritual father – Osama bin Laden.feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

Thousands of civilians are being killed, and terrorist groups inside the country, like al-Qaeda and ISIL (Daesh), are getting stronger. Until the Saudis' conduct changes, the US should put a pause on further arms sales.feedback

John Kirby

We don't believe tactical operations between members of the SDF and Turkish forces, or forces supported by Turkey, to be productive in terms of the fight against Daesh.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Whether it's Daesh or PKK or PYD or YPG or the DHKPC or Nusra or Al Shabab, in our view these are all terrorist organisations… There are no good or bad terror organisations. We can not make a distinction between good or bad terrorist organisations. They are all terrorist and all are bad.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

We'll fight against Daesh and other terrorist organisations until the end. And we'll continue to support countries and forces who are (also) fighting (ISIL)… And of course our border needs to be completely cleansed of Daesh.feedback

John Nicholson

We will continue to stay after Daesh until they are defeated here in Afghanistan.feedback

Francois Hollande

We are facing a challenge, and yet another one, because the threat level is very high and it remains very high after all that we've been through in the past few days, years even. We are dealing with Daesh (ISIL), which has declared war on us. We must lead this war with all means necessary, respecting the law, which is what makes us a democracy.feedback

John Kerry

To eliminate Daesh from Iraq permanently, the government of Baghdad has got to be viewed as responsive to the needs of the people in all parts of the country.feedback

John Kerry

I spoke to Foreign Minister Lavrov again today. We both believe that we have an understanding of the direction we are going in and what needs to be achieved and our teams will meet shortly and we are going to continue to do that in order to bolster the cessation of hostilities and in order to increase our capacity to fight back against Al-Qaeda, which is Nusra, as well as fight back against ISIL [Daesh].feedback

John Kirby

We've always made clear that the military campaign is not enough to defeat Daesh (Islamic State) or to remove the threat that it poses.feedback

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

I do not equate the actions of nationalist demagogues with those of Daesh, which are monstrous, sickening, and Daesh must be brought to justice, but in its mode of communication, its use of half-truths and oversimplification, the propaganda of Daesh uses tactics similar to those of the populists.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

Our suggestion to them is that they should also wear Daesh, al-Nusra and Al-Qaeda insignias during their operations in other regions of Syria. They can also wear the Boko Haram insignia when they go to Africa, but they don't see YPG in the same way as the other terrorist groups.feedback

Mohamed al-Gasri

We declare the completion of the first stage of al-Bonyan al-Marsous after we pushed the militants of Daesh (Islamic State) back to the outskirts of Sirte.feedback

Antony Blinken

We've seen that Boko Haram's ability to communicate has become more effective. They seem to have benefited from assistance from Daesh.feedback

Tanju Bilgic

Our country which is fighting at the same time against terrorist organisations such as PKK, Daesh and DHKP-C, is taking all measures within laws in order to maintain the balance between freedom and security, and to protect the lives of our citizens in the region.feedback

Jean-Marc Ayrault

It is not Daesh (Islamic State) that is being attacked in Aleppo, it is the moderate opposition.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

Neil Prakash's death is a very, very positive development in the war against Daesh and the war against terror.feedback