A US soldier waves from an armoured vehicle in Manbij, north Syria in April 2018. Photo: AP

US not completely withdrawing from Syria yet, with 200-member ‘peacekeeping group’ staying

  • White House says 200 soldiers will remain in country after Donald Trump was pressured to leave some behind to protect Kurdish militants
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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A US soldier waves from an armoured vehicle in Manbij, north Syria in April 2018. Photo: AP
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A US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter stands atop a building that overlooks the village where Islamic State militants in Baghouz are making their last stand. Photo: AP

Caliphate’s end game: trapped in this tiny Syrian village, Islamic State militants are making their final stand

  • More than 300 extremists trying to negotiate an exit while besieged by US-backed forces in Baghouz village
  • Fighters are hiding among civilians and preventing them from leaving area
Topic |   Islamic State

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A US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter stands atop a building that overlooks the village where Islamic State militants in Baghouz are making their last stand. Photo: AP
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