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US-backed Kurds launch final attack against IS in Syria

IANS  |  Damascus 

The US-backed (SDF) have started the final attacks against the Islamic State (IS) militant group in eastern Syria, activists reported.

Following the evacuation of more than 20,000 civilians from the town of in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour Province, the SDF on Saturday started the night operation against the last IS-held pocket in the region, according to Mustafa Balli, head of the SDF media office, reported.

Balli said the battle aims to eliminate all remaining IS militants in

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 00:18 IST
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