The group's leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in the video acknowledged defeat in the group's last stronghold in Syria and discussed the Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka, which killed over 250 people and for which the group claimed responsibility.
Britain-based war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says over 60 Syrian regime fighters have been killed in 48 hours.
The defeat of Daesh in Syria should be celebrated, but the world should be cognizant that the next manifestation of Daesh could lead to a global wave of terror.
Militant outfit Syrian Democratic Forces claims end of terror group Daesh's hold in eastern Baghouz but says fight against "sleeper cells" on.
Daesh no longer holds any territory in Syria, US President Trump and White House announce despite Washington-backed SDF militants reporting fighting in eastern Baghouz, the terrorist group's last pocket in the war-torn country.
The battle for Baghouz, including the encampment, a collection of tents covering foxholes and underground tunnels‚ has dragged on for weeks amid an unexpected exodus of civilians from the area.
It once controlled one-third of Syria and Iraq, but Daesh is now reduced to a village called Baghouz in eastern Syria. Is this the end of the armed group?
Tens of thousands of people, mostly Daesh militants and their relatives, have left the terror group's last bastions in and around Syria's Baghouz in recent weeks.
Thousands of people, including militants, have left the last area held by Daesh in Syria, with the UN saying hundreds more are expected to arrive at camps for the displaced on Tuesday alone.
Daesh combatants were among 400 people to leave terror group's last pocket in the Baghouz area as US-backed SDF militants close in, war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
Backed by air strikes by a US-led coalition, the SDF militia has trapped Daesh militants in a section of Baghouz village, near the Iraqi border.
Escaped from Daesh and detained by US-backed terror group YPG, two women from France say they're ready to go home, if they are judged fairly.
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