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US-backed Syrian force says advances into final Islamic State enclave

The SDF began a final assault to capture the enclave at Baghouz on Thursday, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of territorial rule that once spanned a third of Syria and Iraq.

US-backed SDF hands over 280 Iraqi, foreign detainees to Iraq

There are meant to be more such handovers under an agreement to transfer a group of some 500 detainees held by the SDF in Syria, Iraqi military sources said.

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US-backed SDF says it will help set up north Syria safe zone

Trump, who announced he was pulling US troops out of Syria last month, suggested in a tweet on Sunday creating a safe zone without elaborating. The SDF fears the US move to withdraw will give Turkey the opportunity to mount a new assault.

US-backed Syrian fighters control almost half of Raqqa

"Raqqa has become a booby trapped city and this shows their (IS) weakness," Abdullah, of the Women's Protection Units, said speaking from northern Syria. "They are also using civilians as human shields and this is slowing the push as well."

US-backed force cuts off last IS escape route from Raqqa

"They thereby cut the last route IS used to withdraw from Raqa towards territory it controls in the Syrian desert and in Deir Ezzor province," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

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