Updated at 6:22 a.m. ET Saturday
U.S.-backed forces fighting ISIS remnants announced the capture of the last of the group's remaining territory Saturday.
The Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led group supported by the U.S., declared a "total elimination of so-called caliphate" and a complete "territorial defeat" of ISIS.
"This is a victory for not just us but the whole world," local SDF commander Adnan Afrin told NPR.