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Islamic State defeated, "caliphate" eliminated - US-backed Syria force

France 24 Saturday, 23 March 2019
Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared “caliphate” that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria.
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News video: Islamic State's 'Caliphate' Has Been Ground Into Dust. But A Threat Still Remains

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“Baghouz has been liberated. The military victory against Daesh has been accomplished." That's what the spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces tweeted Saturday, declaring the “total elimination of the so-called caliphate" of the Islamic State. Reuters reports U.S.-backed forces said they had...

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