Yazidi children rescued by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF photo)

SDF Launches Assault on Last ISIS Enclave in Eastern Syria

Airstrikes have targeted Islamic State weapons stores as the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched an attack against the jihadists’ enclave in Baghuz near the Iraqi border.

An SDF official, Mustafa Bali, said the attack began at 6 p.m. local time and “direct and fierce” clashes were under way.

The assault by the SDF aims to wipe out the last vestige of Isis’s self-declared “caliphate” that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria.

Read more at the Guardian

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