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Convoy of civilians leaves final ISIL holdout in Syria

Convoy of civilians leaves final ISIL holdout in Syria
Saturday 23
2:40 2019

Trucks carrying civilians left ISIL's last pocket of territory in eastern Syria on Friday hours after coalition air raids meant to pressure the fighters targeted the area on the banks of the Euphrates River. Reporters near the front line at Baghouz saw dozens of trucks driving out full of civilians. Most on board were women and children, although there were some men, their faces covered with chequered scarves. The trucks were escorted by gun-mounted pick-up trucks belonging to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). As the convoy passed, automatic gunfire could be heard in the distance and coalition aircraft flew ...

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Aljazeera : Convoy of civilians leaves final ISIL holdout in Syria

Summary: Trucks loaded with civilians leave last ISIL enclave in eastern Syria as US-backed forces wait to inflict final defeat.

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