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US-backed fighters launch final push to defeat ISIS in Syria

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Feb 10, 2019 3:46 PM 2+ mon ago

US-backed fighters launch final push to defeat ISIS in Syria

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, said SDF fighters are advancing "cautiously" due to mines planted by ISIS gunmen. It said U.S.-led coalition warplanes are giving cover to advancing SDF fighters.

"It should be formally announced sometime, probably next week, that we will have 100 percent of the caliphate," Trump told representatives of the 79-member, U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS.

U.S. officials have said in recent weeks that ISIS has lost 99.5 percent of its territory and is holding onto fewer than 5 square kilometers in Syria, or less than 2 square miles, where the bulk of the fighters are concentrated. But activists and residents say ISIS still has sleeper cells in ...

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US-backed fighters launch final push to defeat IS in Syria

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timesofisrael.com     2+ mon ago

Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Mustafa Bali tweeted that the offensive began Saturday after more than 20,000 civilians were evacuated from the IS-held area in the eastern provi...

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breitbart.com     2+ mon ago

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