Syria force locked in battle with IS jihadists in holdout village

Syria force locked in battle with IS jihadists in holdout villageUS-backed forces battled Islamic State group fighters Saturday as the holdout jihadists clung to the last dregs of their crumbling “caliphate” in eastern Syria. For weeks, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been battling to crush IS fighters cornered in a riverside encampment in the village of Baghouz. The makeshift camp of tents and tunnels is all that remains of a once-sprawling “caliphate” declared in 2014 over swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq.



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