Fire from fighting is seen in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria. Photo: Reuters

The ‘caliphate’ is a hellscape of smoke and fire and Islamic State, making its final stand in Syria, has nowhere left to go

  • Snipers, suicide bombers and heat-seeking rockets are hampering the efforts of the SDF from taking the final IS stronghold in Baghouz
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Fire from fighting is seen in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria. Photo: Reuters
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Smoke billows after shelling on the Islamic State (IS) group’s last holdout of Baghouz, in the eastern Syrian Deir Ezzor province on March 2, 2019. Photo: AFP

Islamic State faces final territorial defeat in eastern Syria battle, potentially ending deadly four-year fight

  • US-backed Syrian forces say they are not far from victory in Baghouz – Islamic State’s final stronghold
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Smoke billows after shelling on the Islamic State (IS) group’s last holdout of Baghouz, in the eastern Syrian Deir Ezzor province on March 2, 2019. Photo: AFP
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