White House: Islamic State Territory in Syria Eliminated

The Syrian Democratic Forces have not announced any declaration of victory, and there was no announcement planned for Friday, officials said.

  • Published 22 March 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — All Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been eliminated, President Donald Trump announced Friday, though officials said sporadic fighting continued on the ground between coalition forces and the group's holdouts. The complete fall of the last IS stronghold in Baghouz, Syria, would mark the end of the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate, which at its height stretched across large parts of Syria and Iraq. Controlling territory gave the group… Read at AP News