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U.S.-backed fighters move closer to taking last IS Syria pocket

FILE PHOTO: A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (Sdf) rides on a vehicle in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 18, 2019.

Reuters , Africa Feb 19, 2019

Two hundred families trapped by Islamic State in Syria - U.N. rights chief

“Many of them (also) ...continue to be subjected to intensified air and ground-based strikes by the U.S.-led Coalition forces and their Sdf allies on the ground,” Bachelet said in a statement.

Reuters , Africa Feb 19, 2019

Besieged ISIS militants refuse to surrender, ask for an exit

ISIS released 10 Sdf fighters it had been holding on Sunday, but it was not clear what, if anything, the extremists would get in return, the Observatory said.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 19, 2019

U.S.-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay

Kobani said there was discussions about perhaps French and British troops supporting the Sdf in Syria.

Reuters , Africa Feb 18, 2019

Germany wants trial for Syria jihadists but warns of difficulties

After years of fighting IS, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (Sdf) hold hundreds of foreigners accused of fighting for the group, as well as their wives and children.

The Independent , Uganda Feb 18, 2019

IS defends final pocket of dying 'caliphate' in Syria

They have prevented civilians from fleeing by blocking roads out of the village of Baghouz, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (Sdf) fighting them said on Sunday.

EWN , South Africa Feb 17, 2019

UK teen who joined IS gives birth in Syrian refugee camp

However the looming US departure has created a deadline for those governments whose citizens joined IS and have now been captured by the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (Sdf).

The Independent , Uganda Feb 17, 2019

U.S. cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad - U.S. commander

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States will have to sever its military assistance to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (Sdf) battling Islamic State if the fighters partner with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or Russia, a senior U.S. general said on Sunday.

Reuters , Africa Feb 17, 2019

In east Syria, ISIS in last stand to defend dying 'caliphate'

Sdf spokesman Mustefa Bali said IS had blocked roads out of their holdout, preventing those remaining from escaping to safety.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 17, 2019

In Iraq visit, U.S. general eyes longer-term Islamic State threat

In an interview on Friday, Votel told Reuters he would recommend continued arms and aid to the Syrian Democratic Forces (Sdf) as needed, provided the Kurdish-led fighters keep the pressure on Islamic State and help prevent its resurgence.

Reuters , Africa Feb 17, 2019