PressTV-British PM claims credit for Daesh defeat

British Prime Minister Theresa May has claimed credit for the defeat of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in Iraq and Syria during a Christmas address to UK troops at Royal Air Force Akrotiri military base in Cyprus, saying British forces played a major role in crushing the militants.

She spoke to British troops on Friday while standing in front of a Typhoon war plane and boasting about her country’s military success in Operation Shader as part of the so-called US-led coalition, supposedly formed to fight the foreign-backed terror group, which were originally trained by the US as well as its Western and regional allies in their bloody campaign to topple the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad.

“Let’s be clear just what a difference that has made,” she said. “Just three years ago, Daesh declared a caliphate in Iraq and Syria, a safe haven in which to carry out the most barbaric acts and in which to plot murder on our streets at…

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