President Donald Trump and his administration fulfilled the huge promise of obliterating ISIS and officially ending the caliphate.
The village of Baghouz, Syria, was the terror group’s last stronghold. Officials told Fox News that the village has been liberated.
Troops ripped down the black ISIS flags flying in the village, a symbolic gesture that instantly lifted the veil of fear in the area.
“It’s the first time since we’ve been here in Syria for five days that the bombs have stopped dropping and the gunfire has disappeared. We have witnessed the end of the caliphate – the brutal empire that once ruled over 8 million people – is gone,” Fox News reported.
The report added: “This final corner of the caliphate was in the far eastern desert of Syria– it was where ISIS first captured territory, and it is where they finally lost.”
A formal announcement is expected soon. Meanwhile, troops are executing a “clearing operation,” according to the report.
Under President Barack Obama, ISIS gained a stronghold in the Syrian territory and they kept control through ruthlessness and savagery against innocent people.
About two years into Trump’s presidency, ISIS has essentially been neutered and driven out of all of its territories. Roughly 1,000 U.S. troops will reportedly stay behind to assist SDF fighters after the operation formally concludes.
God bless our military heroes.