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US battle commander: Isil ‘caliphate’ on brink of defeat in Syria

Spokesman Mustafa Bali said the SDF had caught several militants trying to flee among the civilians.

EWN , South Africa Feb 16, 2019

Coalition warplanes hit last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria

The jihadists are putting up stiff resistance and had sought to counter-attack again on Monday morning, according to Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office.

Reuters , Africa Feb 11, 2019

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters advance in clashes with Islamic State - official

SDF fighters had so far seized 41 positions but had faced counter attacks early on Sunday that had been repelled, Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office, told Reuters.

Reuters , Africa Feb 10, 2019

Heavy clashes as US-backed forces battle IS in Syria

Up to 600 jihadists could still remain inside, most of them foreigners, according to SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Feb 10, 2019

US-backed Syria force announces final push against IS

SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali told AFP: “The battle has started.” “This battle will be sealed in the coming days,” he added.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 9, 2019

US-backed Syria force announces ‘final battle’ against ISIS

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Punch , Nigeria Feb 9, 2019

US-backed Syria force announces final push against IS | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News

SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali told AFP: “The battle has started.” Bali said there could be up to 600 IS fighters still inside the pocket, most of them foreigners.

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 9, 2019

U.S.-backed Syrian force to start 'final battle' against IS enclave

“The battle will be launched this evening and its mission will be to eliminate the last remnants of the terrorist organisation,” Mustafa Bali, the head of the SDF media office, said, describing it as the “last battle”.

Reuters , Africa Feb 9, 2019

Isis pinned in tiny eastern Syria enclave with families, US-backed force says

SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali said Islamic State fighters were now confined to a pocket of just 5-6 square km by the Euphrates River.

EWN , South Africa Jan 28, 2019