‘Heavy clashes’ as US-backed forces make final push against IS


US-backed forces were locked in fierce fighting Sunday as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” in eastern Syria.

The jihadists overran large parts of the country and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, but various military offensives have since reduced that territory to a patch on the Iraqi border.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by a US-led coalition, announced a final push to retake the jihadist pocket late Saturday, after a pause of more than a week to allow civilians to flee.

SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali on Sunday afternoon said his fighters had battled their way forwards against the jihadists, capturing 41 positions from them.

“Our forces are relying on direct combat with light weapons,” he told AFP. Read More

You may also read!

Post Air India incident, DGCA bars off-duty crew members from travelling in cockpit

Aviation regulator DGCA on Monday barred airline officials, including pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers, from travelling in the cockpit

Read More...

Squadron leader Samir Abrol’s widow set to join Air Force

Garima Abrol, wife of an IAF pilot, Sqn Ldr Samir Abrol, who lost his life in a crash, will

Read More...

Isro’s ‘Bahubali’ falters, casts shadow on manned mission

The stalling of Chandrayaan-2 on Monday due to a leak in the cryogenic engine of GSLV-MkIII has put a

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Mobile Sliding Menu