APRNEWS - U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are set to capture the Islamic State group’s last enclave, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of defeat as U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of “100 percent victory”.
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APRNEWS - The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State has begun the process of withdrawing from Syria, its spokesman said on Friday, affirming the start of a pullout that has been clouded by mixed messages from U.S. officials.
APRNEWS - Kurdish-led forces on Thursday moved deep into Hajin, the main village in the last pocket still held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a war monitor said.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with support from air strikes conducted by the US-led coalition, deployed across the Euphrates Valley village.
NEWS.COM - LEADERS in Turkey and Syria have reacted angrily to the United States-led coalition’s plans to build a 30,000-strong border force to fight Islamic State.