JUST IN: The caliphate has CRUMBLED as last ISIS stronghold LIBERATED!

It looks like Trump was right yesterday when he said the last part of the ISIS caliphate and Syria would soon be dealt with.

Reports are from Baghouz, Syria that silence has fallen over the area as local media reports that the last of the ISIS caliphate has been defeated.

Benjamin Hall reporters from Baghouz:



And here’s more from Hall at Fox News:

The caliphate has crumbled, and the final offensive is over. While the official announcement hasn’t yet been made – Fox News has been told that this village, the last ISIS stronghold, is liberated.

It’s the first time since we’ve been here in Syria for five days that the bombs have stopped dropping and the gunfire has disappeared. We have witnessed the end of the caliphate – the brutal empire that once ruled over 8 million people – is gone.

Troops here are now bringing down the black flags of ISIS. The flags no longer fly over the town, instilling fear.

The last 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.

Inside Baghouz, it’s easy to see how they hid for so long – not just in tunnels but trenches and hundreds of cubby holes covered by tarpaulins, which blend in perfectly to the dirt.

In the end, the majority surrendered. In fact, since the start of the year about 60,000 have dripped into the desert, and most are now held in camps.

This final corner of the caliphate was in the far eastern desert of Syria– it was where ISIS first captured territory, and it is where they finally lost.

A clearing operation is now underway in the town– and an announcement is expected soon.

This is really great news on the ISIS front. Obama could have done this in 2014, but instead he let ISIS become so huge that it’s taken far too long to destroy their caliphate.

However, note that this is just in Syria. ISIS still exists in many other places like Afghanistan and Libya.

But this is a great leap forward and I’m glad the US and our partners were able to finally make this happen.

As far as what happens now, Hall reports:

SDF fighters are all so grateful to the U.S., not just for their help in the battle, but now for its decision to leave troops here when it’s done. Reports now suggest the figure may be around 1,000 staying.

I’m really glad about this too. But I’m sure Erdogan is not happy about this and I expect it will cause problems in the near future.

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C.W. Smith
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I criticize Trump when I believe he deserves it, which in the aggregate, is admittedly much more often than not. But one of the absolute best things he’s done, without any equivocation, has been to take the gloves off our military, get out of their way and let them do their damn job where these ISIS cockroaches are concerned.

And the speed and efficiency with which they’ve done so also reveals the extent to which Obama had tied their hands and held them back, before. Think of how much needless suffering, horror and death was allowed to go on, and for how long, by that loathsome a-hole.

Talitha
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Huzzah! Now we’ll never have to hear of ISIS or Muslim radicals again. Not. Something tells me the idea lives on

Finrod Felagund
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Great news. Now we just have to make sure they don’t come back.

Dr. Strangelove
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Finrod FelagundFinrod Felagund At the risk of sounding cynical, they’ll be back. It’s a global game of whack-a-mole.

C.W. Smith
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They will be, because their loyalty is not to a flag or a country, but to a bloodthirsty “religion”.

Dr. Strangelove
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Yes.

Charli
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I received a “funny” yesterday that said, “Isn’t it interesting that ISIS ran out of money shortly after Obama left office?” Hmmm, interesting! LOL wink

Charli
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True…it suggests that polls mean little to nothing at all. The left has become so violently oppressive that even people who consider themselves socially liberal are secretly voting for Trump. How sad that free speech is being destroyed by the democrats. Giving them power on any level is what shocks me.

NYGino
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Think of the polls at the near end of the 2016 Pres election. So much for polls.

Charli
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Praise our Lord in destroying evil wherever it exists!!! clapping clapping clapping Happy that America and our allies could be part of this.

Dr. Strangelove
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Good Trump.

msliberty
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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove – Oh my, I see a “U” wink grin

NYGino
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I noticed that also. Either a sign of respect or a typo.

msliberty
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NYGinoNYGino He must like Trump. At least for today wink

NYGino
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He calls balls and strikes fairly. The “tromp” as Doc explained it once is Trump Tromping
on his opponents.

msliberty
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I missed that one. Doc is very fair and makes me laugh.

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Doc makes us all laugh grin

Dr. Strangelove
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pyboppybop Thanks, py! Humor is subjective, I don’t make everyone laugh.

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NYGinoNYGino I have developed a grudging respect for Trump, which usually lasts until his next set of tweets.

Dr. Strangelove
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mslibertymsliberty Yes, U did!

LAPhil
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What are you talking about? What’s the “U”?

msliberty
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AvatarLAPhil Sometimes our resident Doc (Dr. Strangelove) spells Tromp with an o & when he is approving of what he does, it is spelled with a U. wink Read his post up above just a couple of lines.

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Gotcha, thanks.

Proud Nana
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God Bless our great Military and God Bless Pres. Trump for keeping his word. I can only imagine the happiness the people in Syria are now feeling.

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Yes, Nana, God bless them all. Now the rebuilding begins, which is a huge feat considering all the damage that has been done. I hope that nations all over the continents will come together to support the Syrian people who have suffered greatly. Praying for wisdom for all as they move forward to restore Syria.

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Amen Joy, they certainty deserve all the help they can get.

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I hate to say this but the best thing to do with those from ISIS who surrendered, is to exterminate them with extreme prejudice. Their evil will continue to fester otherwise.

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Yup, like they used to do in the old days.

Dr. Strangelove
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@Sentinel I didn’t want to say it, but it was exactly what I was thinking. As soon as they get loose, they’ll be back to killing us and each other.

Proud Nana
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Yep same here Doc.

NYGino
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It’s a shame they force us to think that way.

Dr. Strangelove
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NYGinoNYGino It’s not a shame, it’s your survival instinct kicking in.

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Another good day for Trump.

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Israel declaration, then now this. Good Trump and team! But, don’t turn our back lest we get stabbed.

Conserve 58
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Erdogan would be better served keeping quiet and maintaining a low profile or else he will find himself resembling Sadam Hussein.

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In the end, the majority surrendered.

What’s going to be done with them? Because if the answer is “lock them up and then use them as trading cards to deal with other islamic nations,” then we need to rethink that.

C.W. Smith
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What’s your suggestion? I seem to recall going back and forth at quite some length at one point last year on the topic of how these people should be treated, and how they shouldn’t be. And if I’m remembering correctly, that was in regard to the open battlefield, too.

Taurnil
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Don’t worry. Whatever remnants are left in Syria or where ever they may be, they will just morph into a new group or blend into existing ones… just like they have always done.

And no, I don’t give a rats arse what Erdogan thinks.

sjmom
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Who cares what Erdogan thinks? We can’t be swayed by any dictator when it comes to doing the right thing………………..and getting rid of ISIS and making sure they don’t return is always the right thing to do

AirForceVet98
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It’s not over.

Always remember…the fight for the enemy is NEVER over

Hunt them…fight them…kill them

nc checks and balances
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AvatarAirForceVet98 Until we convince them of the evil of their ways, I am afraid there is no other way. And these are not people who are showing any signs at all of being ready to be convinced.

Ronbo
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It’s a shame Erdogan is in power at a time when he could benefit so much from an incredible realpolitik position.
He’ll go down as the worst thing to ever happen to Turkey since Thanksgiving.
(Ok. I couldn’t resist).

sjmom
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RonboRonbo lol lol lol

AirForceVet98
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LOL

Conserve 58
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lol RonboRonbo I thought you were going to say, “since sliced turkey.”

Ronbo
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That’s another way to slice it.

Proud Nana
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lol RonboRonbo

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RonboRonbo clapping lol lol

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