US-led coalition says ISIS convoy has split in two

September 3, 2017 15:55
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BEIRUT - An Islamic State evacuation convoy trying to reach IS territory in east Syria has split in two, with some buses remaining in the open desert and others turning back into government-held areas, a US-led coalition fighting the group said on Sunday.

The coalition said in an emailed statement it would monitor the convoy and stop it entering Islamic State territory, and that the buses in the desert, which contain fighters and their families, had been provided with food and water.

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