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Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria, confirms US

The US Defense Department on Friday stated that the Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria.

Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria, confirms US
Flares are seen in the sky during fighting in the Islamic State''s final enclave, in the village of Baghouz (REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

The US Defense Department on Friday stated that the Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria.

As per a report by news agency Reuters, US President Donald Trump was briefed abut the development while he was travelling to Florida on Air Force One. While addressing a press conference, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders showed maps of  Islamic State territory in 2014 vis a vis the maps of the same place in Syria.

As per a report by news agency Reuters, US President Donald Trump was briefed abut the development while he was travelling to Florida on Air Force One. While addressing a press conference, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders showed maps of  Islamic State territory in 2014 vis a vis the maps of the same place in Syria.

Trump on Friday tweeted about the terror group saying: "ISIS uses the internet better than almost anyone, but for all of those susceptible to ISIS propaganda, they are now being beaten badly at every level."

 

"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!,"he added.