White House Announces ISIS Territory in Syria Has Been 100 Percent Eliminated
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirms terror group's territorial losses
The White House issued an announcement long promised by Presdient Donald Trump on Friday confirming Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has now lost all of its territories.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan briefed the president on the news.
Sanders, who was speaking to reporters on Air Force one, showed them a map of Syria demonstrating ISIS's territorial losses.
Trump then handed the copy to journalists saying it outlines the caliphate has been eliminated “as of last night.
“You guys can have the map. Congratulations. Just spread it around,” Trump told reporters.
“There’s ISIS, and that’s what he have right now,” he added, pointing to an area without any red ISIS-held territory.
Sanders referred questions to the Defense Department, saying that the Pentagon "made the call" that ISIS had been destroyed.
“The territorial caliphate has been eliminated in Syria,” she said.
The news marks a massive win for the Trump administration, closing the -long fight against the terrorist group.
....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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2019
Earlier this month, Neon Nettle reported around 3000 members of the Islamic State terrorist group surrendered in Baghouz, Syria.
Thousands of terrorists along with family members were caught in the ISIS encampment in the eastern village as it came under fire.
"Number of Daesh (IS) members surrendered to us since yesterday evening has risen to 3,000," Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Mustefa Bali tweeted.
US-led Kurdish forces fired on Baghouz for three nights in a row killing fighters and causing survivors to surrender.