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    US-Backed Forces Continue Final Push in Syria

    The Syrian Democratic Forces have mounted another assault on the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria — the last ISIS holdout in that country. Yesterday, an SDF spokesman tweeted that the U.S.-backed militia is prepared to “finish what is left in ISIS hands.” Sunday’s attack reportedly involved airstrikes on the group’s weapons depots.

    How long will this offensive continue? Observers say the SDF has taken “an incremental approach” to liberating Baghouz in order to allow civilians to flee and ISIS supporters to surrender.

    Check out this OZY opinion piece on why Syria remains a tinderbox.

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