(CNN) — President Trump’s top national security adviser warns that ISIS is still a threat.
President Trump has said that U.S. backed forces have retaken “100 percent” of the territory once claimed by ISIS in Syria. But national security adviser John Bolton says the President was talking about the territorial caliphate and that ISIS fighters are still scattered around Syria and Iraq.
Bolton added ISIS is growing in other parts of the world. He also said the reason there’s still a small U.S. presence in Syria is to be able to deal with a possible resurgence.
General Joseph Votel, the top U.S. general overseeing military operations in the Middle East, last week said that the fight against ISIS is “far from over.”