Syrian Democratic Forces declare ISIS eliminated from final stronghold

axios.com - 03-23

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Syrian Democratic Forces confirmed the Islamic State had been eliminated from its final stronghold on the Euphrates River on Saturday. Details: On Saturday U.S.-backed Syrian forces raised a yellow flag over town, celebrating their victory over ISIS. "Syrian Democratic Forces declare total elimination of so-called caliphate and 100% territorial defeat of ISIS. On this unique day, we commemorate thousands of martyrs whose efforts made the victory possible," tweeted Mustafa Bali, the head of the SDF press office.