Big clashes as fi­nal bat­tle against IS in Syria rages

The New Indian Express - - WORLD -

US-backed forces were locked in fierce fight­ing as they pressed the bat­tle against the last shred of the Is­lamic State group’s “caliphate” in east­ern Syria on Sun­day. The Syr­ian Demo­cratic Forces (SDF), sup­ported by a US-led coali­tion, an­nounced a fi­nal push to re­take the ji­hadist pocket near the Iraqi bor­der late on Satur­day, af­ter a pause of more than a week.

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