Islamic State enclave pounded in U.S.-backed assault

Flares are seen in the sky during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said

BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) – Islamic State‚Äôs final enclave in eastern Syria was pounded with air strikes and artillery on Monday in a U.S.-backed assault aimed at wiping out the last shred of its territorial rule that once spanned a third of Syria and Iraq. Fierce clashes could be heard as air strikes and artillery targeted […]

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