Daesh launched an attack on the Assad's forces positions on the outskirts of AlSuwayiyah village in the eastern Deir ez-Zur countryside.
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Manbij Military Council fighters freed civilians in Deir al Zour countryside today. There are also IS families of Turkish, French, Iraqi, Tunisian and Syrian nationality who have reached the safe areas. Southern axis of Bagouz village is witnessing strong clashes
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200 trucks loaded with equipment/supplies/vehicles from the Coalition to SDF passing through Qamishlo city.
The intensity of fighting between Daesh and the SDF decreases east of the Euphrates
AtTanf - "Our reason for being at At Tanf is principally driven by our defeat ISIS mission" per @CENTCOM's Gen Votel "We continue to confront it"
Egypt- Amaq report on attack against a checkpoint along the Baghdad-Luxor Road in the New Valley Governorate; local media; local media report on 4 wounded at a checkpoint called Baghdad near Kharga
Votel: 1,000-1,500 ISIS fighters are left in the last 1% of territory in the Middle Euphrates River Valley. Asked about estimates of 20-30,000 ISIS fighters left in total, Votel said they are "geographically dispersed."
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SDF fighters at the funeral in Kobane of one of their comrades killed in the battle against the last pocket of ISIS jihadists in Syria
"The coalition's hard-fought battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a largely dispersed and disaggregated ISIS that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources." per Gen Votel
Votel says he expects 'territorial state' of ISIS will be killed by the time US forces withdraw. US will work w partners (SDF) to help them prevent resurgence and also take unilateral US actions (presumably airstrikes).
Two civilians, including a child, were killed when a car bomb exploded in the village of Al-Awasi east of Aleppo
US, coalition has "largely captured the so-called physical caliphate of ISIS" per @CENTCOM's gen Votel, adding ISIS controls less than 20 sq miles
Afghanistan ISIS claims targeted assassination of a Policemen officer in Jalalabad
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After the SDF have captured Hajin and its countryside from IS militants and finished the mine-clearance operation,residents are gradually returning to their homes They called on humanitarian org to rehabilitate their areas as soon as possible to return to a normal life
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14 persons, including the sister to Senator Marafa that were killed last night in Tudun Wadar Maijatau, Takoka and Ruwan Bore have just been buried. The death toll in Zamfara and environs is not abating.
Explosions reported in Lanao del Norte a day before 2nd round of BOL plebiscite
UK Security Minister Ben Wallace confirms John Cantlie is believed to still be alive and held by ISIS.
One person was killed and another injured in a small-arms quarrel in Nahrawan, southeast of Baghdad.
An explosion in the city of Manbij near the central prison on the road to Jarabulus
One person was killed when a bomb exploded at the school junction in Al-Nashwa neighborhood in Al-Hasaka city
Reports the Coalition hit an "Iranian militia position" in Suwwaya just over an hour and a half ago.
Suwayyah: Two air raids, followed by heavy gunfire at the pro-Assad forces checkpoints in the city
Soldiers have repelled Boko Haram attack on Shuwa town in Madagali Local Government Area in Adamawa State after heavy fighting that lasted for hours.
PMU: The news that we have carried out an operation in Syria is baseless and confusing in terms of the role of the PMU on the border
Washington is asking countries to repatriate and prosecute their own Islamic State group sympathizers detained by US-allied forces in Syria, as Washington pulls out its own troops
YPG's "experience in fighting ISIS, along with U.S. equipment and training to the SDF over a number of years, is paramount to stability and efforts to defeat ISIS in the MERV [Middle Euphrates River Valley]" @CJTFOIR tells @DoD_IG
Persistent concerns about ability of SDF's Arab component, the Syrian Arab Coalition, or SAC SAC "probably unable to conduct offensive operations against ISIS without the YPG," @CJTFOIR tells @DoD_IG
New Pentagon IG Report on US withdrawal from Syria: "ISIS is regenerating key functions and capabilities more quickly in Iraq than in Syria, but absent sustained [counterterrorism] pressure, ISIS could likely resurge in Syria within 6 to 12 months and regain limited territory"
7 Iranian pilgrims wounded in shooting attack in Iraq
The explosion of a motorcycle bomb near the outpost of Shula village south of the city of Deir al-Azur, and no news of casualties or wounded.