White House: ‘Caliphate Has Been Eliminated’

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President Donald Trump has announced that all Islamic State controlled territory in Syria has now been eliminated. Marking a decisive victory against terrorism.

Baghouz, Syria was the final holdout of the IS terror group and U.S. officials shared that Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were now proceeding with mop-up operations after seizing control of the area. 

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders also shared with reporters aboard Air Force One that the IS “territorial caliphate has been eliminated in Syria.”

While the neither the SDF has not yet declared total victory, this is a huge milestone in a conflict that has lasted five years and two presidencies. 

When questioned about the matter President Trump responded, “it’s about time.”

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