President Donald Trump says the United States will stamp out the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) wherever its fighters are until the armed group is defeated once and for all.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) raised their flag in the town after what they are calling a full territorial defeat of the armed group and the elimination of its so-called caliphate.

Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports from Beirut in neighbouring Lebanon.

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