BEIRUT:

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

US-backed Syr­ian fighters have bro­ken into an east­ern hold­out of the Is­lamic State group on the Iraqi bor­der, a com­man­der and a mon­i­tor said Thurs­day, months into an anti-ji­hadist of­fen­sive.

A Kur­dish-led al­liance, backed by air strikes of the USled coali­tion, has been bat­tling to oust IS from the pocket in the east­ern prov­ince of Deir Ez­zor since Septem­ber. (AFP)

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