Al Jazeera reports:
The US-backed fighters in Syria have declared military victory over ISIL on Saturday, ending a four-year battle against the group that once held territory spanning a third of Syria and Iraq.
After weeks of heavy fighting, the tent camp where the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) fighters) had made their final stand in the village of Baghouz was bombed to shreds.
This is great news. ISIL’s credibility came from the fact it actually had territory (equal in size to Great Britain) and had established a state with a Government and billions of dollars of revenue. They attracted fighters from around the world.
There will still be some ISIL inspired terror attacks in future, but far fewer than before.