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BEIRUT | Fierce fighting for last IS foothold in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Fierce fighting was underway Monday between U.S.-backed Syrian forces and the Islamic State group around the extremists’ last foothold in eastern Syria, with the besieged militants fighting back using suicide car bombs, snipers and booby traps, a Syrian war monitor and a Kurdish news agency said. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on … Continue reading BEIRUT | Fierce fighting for last IS foothold in eastern Syria