White House confirms ISIS caliphate ‘100% eliminated’

OAN Newsroom
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.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders holds a map of Syria in the press cabin on Air Force One, Friday, March 22, 2019, on the tarmac at Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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.

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