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Australian Defense Chiefs Expect Daesh Defeat in Syria within Days or Weeks

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By Staff, Agencies

Australia's military chiefs said they expect Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group] to be defeated in Syria within days or weeks.

The terrorist group collapsed down to the south-eastern part of Syria and its fighters only hold about 700 square meters of land.

Acting Chief of the Defense Force David Johnston believes a defeat of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate is imminent.

"The judgment that we are seeing is that within days or weeks that remaining small pocket of quite hardcore fighters in that area are likely to be defeated," he told a Senate committee on Wednesday.

"So the land-based caliphate element of Daesh is likely to be defeated within the next few weeks."

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