The "caliphate" was declared defeated today by Syrian Democratic Forces commander Mustafa Bali.
"Baghouz has been liberated. The military victory against Daesh has been accomplished," wrote the head of the Syrian Democratic Forces on Twitter.
Israeli intelligence assessment finds 150,000-200,000 Islamic State militants left around the world.
Washington has called the ‘instability’ bluff, and it worked, but it has ushered in a multipolar world in its place.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says US is shifting to stabilizing eastern Syria, which will mean more diplomats and contractors.
Britain has about 3,100 military personnel stationed at two compounds in Cyprus.
En l’absence d’une stratégie claire de l’Occident, l’avenir de la région semble dépendre essentiellement des acteurs locaux
"We have accomplished a very difficult mission. Our heroes have reached the final strongholds of Daesh and purified it."
Le désengagement des Etats-Unis au Moyen-Orient laisse le champ libre à Téhéran
Islamic State's self-declared cross-border caliphate effectively collapsed in July, when US-backed Iraqi forces captured Mosul, the group's de facto capital in Iraq