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White House claims defeat of ISIS in Syria as fighting continues

The White House announced Friday that the ISIS caliphate in Syria has been 100% defeated, but CNN's team on the ground reported that US-backed forces are still working to clear final pockets of fighters holed up in tunnels alongside the now-cleared village of Baghouz, the group's last stronghold.

ISIS fighters have been fleeing from Syria into Iraq

More than 1,000 ISIS fighters have likely fled from Syria into the mountains and deserts of western Iraq in the past six months, and they may have up to $200 million in cash with them, according to a US military official familiar with situation.