Tunnels, civilians slow capture of Islamic State’s last Syria pocket

FILE PHOTO: A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gives bread to children near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo

DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria (Reuters) – More than a thousand foreign jihadists could still be sheltering among civilians in Islamic State‚Äôs final stronghold in east Syria, a shred of land riddled with defensive tunnels, an official with the U.S.-backed force trying to defeat them said on Sunday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia has surrounded […]

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