This news comes after President Trump shared a map to reporters Wednesday showing the loss of territory saying that the end was near for the caliphate.
It didn’t take long. By Thursday, the terrorist group lost its last swath of territory in Syria.
According to Fox News bombs have dropped on their territory for the past five days. Fox News “has witnessed the last major offensive up close -– with U.S.-backed SDF forces attacking ISIS from three sides, pushing the fighters back, house to house, then tent to tent, against the Euphrates River,” according to the website.
The majority of ISIS fighters surrendered and since the start of the year roughly 60,000 have fled and most of the terrorist fighters are being held in camps, Fox stated.
Two years ago, ISIS was running rampant across Syria. Today, they have lost nearly all of their territory. pic.twitter.com/r04BvkZXEC
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 21, 2019
Trump shared a map showing the caliphate’s territory in 2016 and now. The recent map barely shows a remaining ISIS presence in Syria. The caliphate has been in Syria since the start of the nation’s civil war, which has taken taken the lives of more than 500,000 people since 2011.
“When I took it over, it was a mess,” said Trump
ISIS Caliphate two years ago in red vs. ISIS Caliphate TODAY. (Was even worse in November 2016 before I took office). pic.twitter.com/MUgfex4rCj
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2019
“When I took it over, it was a mess. Now, on the bottom — that’s the exact same — there is no red,” said Trump on Wednesday.