The White House informed that ISIS has lost its ultimate territory in Syria – even as reports of relentless fighting came from the Warfield of Baghouz. The representative of US President Donald Trump, Sarah Sanders told, “the territorial caliphate has been eliminated in Syria. ”
In a question by the reporters, if ISIS had lost 100 percent of its territory, she responded “Yes ”. The US President presented the maps of the region to the reporters – one demonstrating the large areas once organized by the group and a second that presented the circumstance with no presence.
He said, “ There’s ISIS, and that’s what we have right now”, pointing at the two maps. The White House announcement came after days of the explosion and the other attacks by Kurdish-led forced for clearing the final tiny pockets of acceptance by the ISIS members in the village of Baghouz, where they made a last stand.
However, a representative for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces told Friday that despite the pledge of White House, “clashes are ongoing ”.
US-directed alliance warplanes have been assisting local ground forces in the onslaught on Baghouz which started on 9th February, meeting vicious prevention from the fighters and an unexpectedly large number of civilians crouched down alongside the fighters.
ISIS announced a “caliphate” in 2014 June after grabbing a vast swathe of territory larger than Britain, mounting Syria and Iraq.
The fighters still keep holding a shadowy presence in the vast Badia desert of Eastern Syria.