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Islamic State to lose last bits of Syria territory in 'weeks'

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 - Islamic State is expected to lose its final bits of territory in Syria to U.S.-backed forces within a couple of weeks, U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, which have been backed by 2,000 U.S. troops and air support, are preparing for a final showdown with Islamic State in eastern Syria after helping to drive the fighters from the towns and cities that once formed the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.
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