Us-backed forces in fi­nal fight against IS ‘caliphate’

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE -

HASAKEH: Us-backed forces were locked in fierce fight­ing on Sun­day as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Is­lamic State group’s “caliphate” in east­ern Syria. The ji­hadists over­ran large parts of the coun­try and Iraq in 2014, but mil­i­tary of­fen­sives have re­duced that ter­ri­tory to a patch on the Iraqi bor­der.

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