President Donald Trump was briefed by US Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan while the American leader was on his way to Florida on Air Force One, according to the spokeswoman Sanders.
The White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Friday that the entire territory of Syria has been “100 percent eliminated” from Daesh* terrorists.
Later in the day, a Sputnik source in the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the US announcement about the complete elimination of Daesh is not very convincing.
This comes after on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said that the final terrorist group’s enclave would be “gone by tonight.” Later, reports claimed that the US-backed SDF “liberated all of Baghouz from the Daesh mercenaries”.
However, the next day, Reuters reported citing a Syrian Democratic Forces’ authority that the Kurdish-led group rejected claims that it captured the last Daesh stronghold in Syria.
The Syrian village of Baghouz was considered the last Daesh stronghold in the Arab Republic where the Kurdish-led SDF had been repeatedly conducting operations and the US-led coalition conducting bombings.