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US-backed SDF declares victory over ISIS in Syria, waves ‘yellow flag’ to celebrate

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the United States, has confirmed on Saturday it has finally defeated the Islamic State fighters as it has lost its “caliphate” in Syria.

According to BBC news reports, the SDF spokesperson, Mustafa Bali, declared the  “100% territorial defeat” of ISIS.

The US-backed Kurdish-led SDF fighters began its final assault on the IS at the beginning of March, with some militants holed up in the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria.

The alliance was told to slow its offensive operations after it emerged that numerous civilians including women and children were also there sheltering inside buildings, tunnels and tents.

In a tweet, SDF group’s media office head Mustafa Bali wrote: “Syrian Democratic Forces declare total elimination of so-called caliphate and 100% territorial defeat of ISIS.”

Bali added saying, “On this unique day, we commemorate thousands of martyrs whose efforts made the victory possible.”

The SDF fighters have been waving yellow flags in Baghouz area to celebrate the victory over ISIS in Syria.

Yesterday, the White House has on Friday claimed it has completely defeated the ISIS in Syria and declared victory.

White House announcement came amid reports from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that the group is still battling Islamic States militants holed up in two parts areas of Baghouz region.



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