Last ISIS pocket hangs on amid US-backed offensive

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces in the village of Baghouz in Syria on Wednesday. The SDF denied claims that the village has been totally liberated

Trump says ISIS will be 'gone by tonight'

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) said another 2,000 women and children had arrived late on Wednesday at the al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria that has received tens of thousands of people who have poured out of the shrinking Islamic State territory.

The U.S. leader declares that by the end of Thursday, "the mission will be complete". "It's been painful, and hard - from the day Isis started to this moment.but it's ending now".

Syrian Democratic Forces captured hundreds of wounded ISIS fighters, including suspects involved in a bombing that left four Americans dead in northern Syria in January.

The ISIS caliphate is conquered, as the final stronghold of the empire that once ruled over 8 million is liberated, Fox News has learned.

Wendy Taeuber, IRC's Iraq and northeast Syria country director, said some of the refugees in the camp are suffering from injuries sustained during the Syrian Democratic Forces battle to take Baghouz camp city.

On Tuesday, the advancing Kurdish-led SDF announced its forces had driven die-hard fighters out of the main encampment, where they had been confined in recent days.

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His comments drew a strong protest from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who summoned Turkey's ambassador on Wednesday. Erdogan has sparked outrage overseas by showing the videos at election rallies.

Troops here are now bringing down the black flags of ISIS.

Kurdish-led forces Thursday, March 21, combed the banks of the Euphrates in eastern Syria to smoke out the last jihadists preventing the much-delayed announcement of the demise of the Islamic State's (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) "caliphate".

Concise News reports that Trump, who spoke at the White House, announced that the last of the Islamic State's territory in Syria is now being liberated by US-backed forces and that the situation would be resolved "by tonight".

His comments came one day after US President Donald Trump said the jihadists' self-proclaimed "caliphate" would be "gone as of tonight". A group of women and children were seen being evacuated from the Baghouz area.

Trump had previously announced the defeat of the group, but sleeper cells of fighters remain in Syria.

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