Gun Fire, Landmines Slow SDF Advance In Ruins Of Islamic State's Syrian Territory

Credit: Wochit News
Published on March 11, 2019 - Duration: 00:39s

Gun Fire, Landmines Slow SDF Advance In Ruins Of Islamic State's Syrian Territory

U.S.-backed fighters are moving slowly into Islamic State’s final pocket in eastern Syria.

Military officials tell Reuters that forces face sniper fire and landmines as they enter the area.

The defeat of Islamic State at Baghouz will mark a milestone in the campaign against the jihadist group.

A defeat will end ISIS' control of populated territory in the area straddling Iraq and Syria where it suddenly expanded in 2014 and declared a caliphate.

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