UPDATED 1:22 PM PT — Sat. Feb. 16, 2019
U.S.-backed forces in Syria discuss the progress in the campaign against the Islamic State, which is nearing its end after years of unrest in the country.
On Saturday, a commander with the Syrian Democratic Forces said the final push to retake the last territory held by ISIS is underway.
The announcement follows a week of intense airstrikes as the rebel-held territory has been reduced to less than one square mile.
This marks the final stages of a four year campaign to defeat the so-called caliphate, which once held a large amount of territory in Iraq and Syria.