U.S.-backed SDF nearing victory over IS in east Syria - battle commander

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will defeat Islamic State "in a very short time," the commander of the assault on the last jihadist enclave in eastern Syria said on Saturday.
Jiya Furat told reporters the US-backed SDF had cornered the remaining Islamic State militants in one tiny neighborhood of Baghouz village, under its fire from all sides.
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