UPDATED 12:53 PM PT — Friday, March 22, 2019
The White House has confirmed the Islamic State’s caliphate in Syria is now 100-percent eliminated. As the president was headed to Florida on Air Force One Friday, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders showed reporters a map of the region and stated ISIS territory in the region is now completely destroyed.
Secretary Sanders then referred all questions to the Pentagon.
This comes after U.S.- backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced they were clearing out the last areas held by ISIS in the city of Baghouz on Thursday.
President Trump tweeted about ISIS shortly after Sanders spoke with the press. He condemned the terror group’s extremist propaganda, saying it is the only thing keeping them alive.
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….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2019