U.S.-backed Syrian force attacks final IS enclave

A boy holds a baby near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said

DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-backed forces launched an attack on Friday to evict Islamic State from its last territorial bastion and seal four years of international efforts to roll back a “caliphate” that redrew the map of the Middle East. While the fall of Baghouz, an eastern Syrian village on the bank of […]

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