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Kurds Launch Final Push to Defeat Isis in Syria

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7Dnews London - AP

Sat, 09 Feb 2019 19:17 GMT

The latest progress of the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian forces in their war against Isis is that they have begun their final push to defeat the jihadists in the last pocket they hold in eastern Syria.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesperson Mustafa Bali tweeted that the offensive began Saturday February 9th after more than 20,000 civilians were evacuated from the Isis-held area in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour.

Moreover, Bali says the aim of the current push is to end the military presence of Isis terrorists.

The Kurdish-led SDF launched its offensive to end Isis’s existence in Syria in September, a battle that left hundreds of fighters dead on both sides.

Recently Syrian opposition activists say Isis militants have attacked the US-backed fighters near an oil field in the country's east, triggering airstrikes by the US-led coalition.

Meanwhile, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 12 Isis gunmen attacked the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and clashed with them for several hours,until most of the attackers were killed early Saturday February 9th.


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