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Thousands of civilians still inside IS Syria pocket-SDF official


  • World
  • Friday, 22 Feb 2019

NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians remain inside the last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria and they will be evacuated on Friday, said Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces militia.

The SDF has said a full evacuation of civilians is required for it to bring about the final defeat of the jihadists still holed up in the enclave.

   

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