The Denver Post : 2019-02-11

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«13A NEWS • 6 B THE DENVER POST DENVERPOST.COM MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 Briefs MINNEAPOLI S U.S.-backed fighters close in on last Islamic State-held village in Syria battle was expected to last. U.S.-led coalition warplanes are giving cover to advancing SDF fighters. U.S. President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that the Islamic State group will lose by next week all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. That would mark the end of a four-year global war to end the extremist group’s territorial hold over large parts of Syria and Iraq where the group established its self-proclaimed “caliphate” in 2014. Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces made the advances overnight and on Sunday, hours after they launched a final push to clear the area from IS militants Saturday night. The final battle to clear the village of Baghouz is now playing out after 20,000 civilians were evacuated from the area in the eastern province of Deir-elZour over the past few weeks. Bali said heavy fighting was going on inside Baghouz on Sunday, adding that an IS counterattack was foiled early in the day. He did not say how long the By The Associated Press B EIRUT» U.S.-backed Syrian forces captured 41 positions held by Islamic State group militants and destroyed their fortifications in the last tiny pocket they hold in eastern Syria amid fierce fighting, a spokesman said Sunday. Mustafa Bali said the EDUCATION + ADVICE: Mortgage Marketplace A+ ACUMEN Always Online denverpost.com/mortgages 30 YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE* 15 YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE* Keep your skills sharp and relevant. We offer a host of professional development opportunities for your whole staff. Join us for a single hour workshop or a several week series. 4.00% - 4.12% 3.375% - 3.591% APR* APR* Close at Home or Office Family Owned/CO Company • • A+ BBB RATING Multiple Gold Star Awards 23 Years Experience No Surprises or Gimmicks • • 303-634-2271 CALL TODAY *All rates based on R&T refinance or purchase/ O.O./DTI <=45%/80%LTV/740+credit 600 17th Street/Denver, CO 80202 NO TIME TO TALK? Rates and conditions are subject to change daily. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. Get a FREE quote and answers at NMLSR#191868 CO License # MB100009168 5280FinancialGroup.com HOME DELIVERY CUSTOMER SERVICE To subscribe, report a service or billing issue, vacation start/stop, move or any other inquiries regarding your service, contact us anytime at or call: DenverPostMemberServices.com Denver Metro Area Statewide 303-832-3232 1-800-543-5543 Hours Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. Statewide Saturday – Sunday: 7 – 11 a.m. • Holidays: 6 – 10 a.m. 1-800-892-6397 RECOVERY DEADLINE TIMES Monday to Friday recovery for missing, wet or damaged newspapers is available 6:00 a.m. through 9:00 a.m. (where recovery is available) » S E OU L Saturday recovery for missing, wet or damaged newspapers is available 7:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m. (where recovery is available) Sunday recovery for missing, wet or damaged newspapers is available 7:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. (where recovery is available) Classified Advertising Help Wanted Finance & Advertising Billing Subscription Billing 303-954-5398 303-832-3232 Denver Metro Toll-Free 303-825-2525 800-332-3327 VIEW OPPORTUNITIES Denver Post Community To place an ad, see denverpost.com/classifieds Donation Requests 303-954-2928 Sponsorship Requests 303-954-2673 Visit us at denverpostcommunity.com & Local National Advertising Denver Metro Toll-Free 303-954-1434 800-336-7678 Operations 303-954-2662 Educational Services/NIE denverchamber.org/calendar Human Resources Teacher Svcs/Curriculum 303-954-3999 Visit us at ColoradoNIE.com General 303-954-2321 Marketing Carrier Jobs 303-954-1389 303-954-2274 — Denver Post wire services 5990 Washington St, Denver, CO 80216 • 303-954-1010 denverpost.com

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