White House: ISIS Held Territory In Syria Has Been '100 Per Cent Eliminated



Daily Mail: All ISIS-held territory in Syria has been '100 per cent eliminated,' White House claims — but Trump insists the group's 'propaganda' still litters the Internet

* White House claims all ISIS-held territory in Syria has been '100% eliminated'
* Syrian Democratic Forces have been battling ISIS militants hiding in Baghouz
* Last remaining jihadists were said to be holed up in caves along the Euphrates
* They were also hiding in trenches as war planes carried out raids against ISIS

All ISIS-held territory in Syria has been '100%' eliminated, the White House said Friday, but President Donald Trump is still warning that the once-strong terror army is still a danger online.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan briefed Trump about developments on the ground, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

The president has been hinting at the victory for days. Sanders gave reporters a look at a before-and-after map of Iraq and Syria that indicated ISIS no longer controls any territory there. Trump showed off the same map Wednesday at the White House as he left for a brief trip to Ohio.

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