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US: Islamic State's territory 100 percent eliminated

Islamic State has no longer control over territory in Syria, said The White House.

the Group control is "100 percent eliminated".

The senior pressetalskvinde for The White House, Sarah Sanders, said to reporters on board air force One on Friday that president Donald Trump had been informed by the Pentagon on the latest developments in Syria.

The acting minister of defence, Patrick Shanahan, has told the president, that IS now completely destroyed, was it.

the Islamic State have according to the american præsidentkontor now lost the last remnant of a small area of land in Baghouz, which is the intake of the amerikanskstøttede militia Syria's Democratic Forces (SDF).

Baghouz-the enclave is situated between the river Euphrates and some ridges on the border to the Iraqi border.

In the beginning of march indicated SDF is that there were 1000 to 1500 the ICE-warriors back in the area. Ago, these have gradually surrendered.

President Donald Trump said already on Wednesday this week that the Islamic State's last enclave in Syria would be freed "in the evening".

- the Caliphate is no longer after tonight, it sounded from the president.

Already the 20. december last year, the Trump victory over the ICE.

Syria's Democratic Forces have taken hundreds of islamists from the ICE to catch, including many foreign jihadists.

Baghouz-the enclave was the last, which has been under IS control in Syria.

the Group won in the 2014 control over a third of Syria and Iraq, but were gradually defeated, as the group's atrocities and attacks drew local groups and foreign powers more and more into the conflict.

In the past two months is over 60,000 people flowed out from the enclave. Almost half of them were supporters of the IS - 5000 of them warriors.

The eight-year war in Syria has claimed the lives of over 370,000 people life, including 112.000 civilians. It informs the monitoring group The Syrian Observatory for human Rights.

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