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    Kurdish-Led SDF Forces Declare Final Victory Over Daesh in Syria

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    On Friday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters that the Daesh* terror group had been completely eliminated in Syria.

    The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have declared a final military victory over Daesh terrorists.

    "Baghouz has been liberated. The military victory against Daesh has been accomplished," Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office, wrote on Twitter. The SDF has been fighting to capture Baghouz, an enclave north of the Euphrates River near the Iraqi border, for weeks.

    READ MORE: Kurdish-led SDF Continue Offensive Against Daesh in Syria's Baghouz (VIDEO)

    The Syrian Democratic Forces called on Syrian government to recognise the administration set up in areas controlled by the SDF.

    Also, the SDF called Turkey 'to stop interfering' in Syria and to vacate all Syrian territory, especially Afrin.

    Earlier, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders declared that the entire territory of Syria has been "100 per cent eliminated" from Daesh* terrorists.

    In turn, the Syrian envoy to the UN called the White House 's announcement of victory over Daesh a 'bluff'.

    On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said that the final terrorist group's enclave would be "gone by tonight."

    Baghouz remained the last Daesh stronghold in the Arab Republic, with the Kurdish-led SDF conducting operations in the area and the US-led coalition conducting bombings.

    According to Syrian state media reports, the US-led coalition's strikes in the region caused multiple civilian casualties.

    Since the beginning of February, around 15,000 people have fled Baghouz and its environs and only militants remain there, according to the head of the SDF press service.

    *Daesh (ISIS/IS/ISIL) is a terrorist group which has been banned by Russia

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