MESOPOTAMIA NEWS “FOR NOW THE END OF THE CALIPHATE”  : March 22 –  US says ISIS finally defeated in Baghuz, small clashes continue  by Seth Frantzman


The US has asserted that ISIS is defeated and no longer holds ground in Syria.Defense Department says Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria – White House spokeswoman.

Planes still flying over Baghouz. Airstrikes within the last hour. Machine gun fire in the distance. Is #ISIS totally defeated? Essentially yes, but there are still “hundreds” of holdouts per SDF. That’s what were seeing here in eastern #Syria.

— benwedeman (@bencnn) March 22, 2019

Pompeo said: “We’re close…..We need to finish out the last few square meters there in Syria. Still work to do.”

BREAKING: #SDF spokesman @mustefabali tells @VOA_Kurdish he cannot confirm @POTUS‘ comments on the end of #ISIS‘ caliphate in #Syria as SDF troops are still operating inside #Baghuz and additional airstrikes are being carried out

— Jeff Seldin (@jseldin) March 22, 2019

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.@StateDept has amended the terrorist designations of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (#ISIS) to include Amaq News Agency, Al Hayat Media Center, and other aliases. Read more:

— State Dept CT Bureau (@StateDeptCT) March 21, 2019