U.S.-Backed Syrian Democratic Forces: Islamic State Militants Are 'Living Their Final Moments'

More than 600 people, mainly women and children, were evacuated from the Islamic State's remaining holdout in eastern Syria on buses sent by the Syrian Democratic Forces (AFP Photo/OMAR HAJ KADOUR)

Reuters: U.S.-backed Syrian force: Islamic State in its 'final moments'

QAMISHLI, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants are “living their final moments” in the last enclave they hold near the Iraqi border, where U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are attacking them, an SDF official said on Sunday.

A defeat of the jihadists in the enclave would wipe out Islamic State’s territorial foothold on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said the SDF were making “great progress ... but the fight continues”.

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WNU Editor: The end must be near. The last civilians in the last ISIS holdout in this part of Syria left the enclave yesterday .... 600 people leave in first evacuation from Syria IS holdout: monitor (SFP).

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