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Coalition warplanes hit last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria

Coalition jets roared overhead as columns of white smoke rose from the Islamic State-held Baghouz area a short distance from the Iraqi border, a Reuters witness said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which have driven Islamic State (IS) from swathes of northern and eastern Syria with U.S.-led coalition support, launched an offensive on Saturday to capture the enclave in Deir al-Zor province. The jihadists are putting up stiff resistance and had sought to counter-attack again on Monday morni...
Tags: Science, Islamic State, Syria, Reuters, SDF, Deir al Zor, Syrian Democratic Forces SDF, Mustafa Bali, Baghouz


U.S.-backed Syrian fighters advance in clashes with Islamic State: official

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized ground from Islamic State in a fierce battle to capture its last enclave in eastern Syria, an SDF official said on Sunday. The SDF, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, began the assault on Saturday, seeking to wipe out the last remnants of the jihadist group's "caliphate" in the SDF's area of operations in eastern and northern Syria. Islamic State (IS) also still retains territory in the part of Syria that is mostly under the control of t...
Tags: Science, Islamic State, Syria, SDF, U S backed Syrian Democratic Forces SDF, Syria Islamic State IS


U.S.-backed Syrian force launches 'final battle' against Islamic State

President Donald Trump, who is planning to pull U.S. forces out of Syria, said on Wednesday he expected an announcement as early as next week that the U.S.-led coalition operating in support of the SDF had reclaimed all the territory previously held by the jihadist group. The enclave is close to the Iraqi border and comprises two villages, though Islamic State (IS) also still has territory in the part of Syria that is mostly under the control of the Russian- and Iranian-backed Syrian government...
Tags: Science, Islamic State, Syria, Donald Trump, Reuters, SDF, Mustafa Bali



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