This image purports to show a gun-mounted IS vehicle firing US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. Photo: AP

‘Final battle’ to crush Islamic State in Syria begins

  • Spearheaded by the Kurdish YPG militia, the SDF has been the main US partner in Syria and has driven Islamic State out of a swathe of the north and east over the last four years
  • US President Donald Trump said last week he had been told that the full territorial conquest of the Islamic State could be completed in the coming week
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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This image purports to show a gun-mounted IS vehicle firing US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. Photo: AP
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS meeting at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Photo: AP Photo

US military aims to withdraw from Syria by April, Wall Street Journal reports

  • Significant portion of US forces set to leave by middle of March
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS meeting at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Photo: AP Photo
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