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US-Backed Syrian Forces Pound Last IS Stronghold In Syria

Kurdish-led forces pounded the last scrap of land held by the Islamic State group on Monday, a scattering of tents and destroyed buildings in a remote eastern Syrian hamlet.

Rustam Hasake, an SDF commander, said several ISIL tunnels were destroyed by the advancing troops.

“Daesh is fighting back with heavy weapons and attempted to carry out suicide bombing a couple of times,” he said, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

The warplanes of a US-led coalition and mortar fire overnight pounded weapons caches, and tank fire targeted IS positions, he and a spokesperson said.

It must be noted that SDF launched the renewed assault on Sunday after no civilians were observed to remain in the riverside encampment.

Since December, nearly 59,000 people have left the last IS redoubt, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, around a tenth of them suspected militant fighters.