A spokesperson of U.S backed Syria democratic forces (SDF) announced the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant via tweeter. The last ISIS group in Baghouz south-eastern Syria has been eliminated, bringing an end to four
“Total elimination of (the) so-called caliphate”, Mustafa Bali, the SDF press media spokesman, wrote on Twitter. “The military victory against Daesh has been accomplished.”
SDF had been battling for 10 days in Baghouz, the last village under ISIS control in Syria. More than 20,000 civilians had been evacuated from under sieged area and moved to nearby safety camps before starting the final operation.
Earlier Mustfa Bali had reported to a news agency “The battle is very fierce. Those remaining inside are the most experienced Jihadists who are defending their last stronghold. According to this, you can imagine the ferocity and size of the fighting.”
On Friday, the US Defence department reported that ISIS or ISIL “no longer held any territory” in Syria.
On the account of SDF victory, US president Donald Trump tweeted, “There is nothing to admire about them, they will always try to show a glimmer of vicious hope, but they are losers and barely breathing. Think about that before you destroy your lives and the lives of your family!”
While ISIS has now lost all the urban territory they once held, it still continues to have a presence in the desert of both Syria and Iraq.