Backed forces press offensive against IS Syria enclave

US-backed SDF Combing Through Islamic State's Last Stronghold Victory'Imminent

The president made the announcement displaying maps of IS-held territory in Iraq and Syria on the day he was elected and as of Wednesday morning. "The SDF feel they are in control of the area, but as long as Daesh puts up any type of fight and hides in tunnels, they can not declare complete victory".

US President Donald Trump shows maps of Syria and Iraq depicting the size of the "ISIS physical caliphate" as he talks to reporters upon departing on travel to OH from the White House in Washington, US, March 20, 2019.

He has never said that the elimination of the territorial caliphate means the end of ISIS in total. "It's been painful, and hard - from the day Isis started to this moment.but it's ending now".

"A clearing operation is now underway in the town-and an announcement is expected soon", Fox reported.

"The SDF media team has not announced this" victory, Bali said. Trump said the top map displayed what areas the group, known as ISIS, used to control before he was in office and where it stands now.

On Wednesday, the U.S. president announced that the last Daesh stronghold in Syria "will be gone by tonight", adding that some 400 United States troops would remain in the country, with 200 of the military set to be deployed "closer to Israel". "In fact, there's actually a tiny spot which will be gone by tonight", he continued.

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"This just came out 20 minutes ago, " he says at a military tank factory in Lima, Ohio. "So that's the way it goes", he added.

SDF officials have raised the possibility that the remaining IS fighters may also be holding prisoners and hostages, but there has been no word as to their fate in recent days.

BEIRUT - Twelve people died overnight after arriving at a camp in northeastern Syria from Islamic State's final enclave at Baghouz, the International Rescue Committee said on Thursday.

The loss of Baghouz will mark the end of ISIS as a land-controlling force but not as a potent military player in the region.

Associated Press journalists saw SDF soldiers loading women and children into trailer trucks on the hilltop over Baghouz - a sign that evacuations were still underway Wednesday.