SDF says assault on Islamic State enclave is basically over

by Reuters
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 10:42 GMT

BEIRUT, March 12 (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed offensive against Islamic State's final enclave in eastern Syria is basically over but requires a little more time to be completed on the ground, the spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) told al-Hadath TV.

"The operation is over, or as good as over, but requires a little more time to be completed practically," Kino Gabriel said in an interview on Tuesday. (Writing by Tom Perry; editing by John Stonestreet)

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