IS ‘caliphate’ on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more

A military vehicle rides in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said

NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of “100 percent victory”. Jiya Furat said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) […]

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