US-led force tracks Syria jihadists | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 03, 2019

US-led force tracks Syria jihadists

A US-backed force said yesterday it was chasing Islamic State group jihadists in eastern Syria, as coalition warplanes pound the militants more than a week after their "caliphate" was declared defeated.

The Syrian Democratic Forces, supported by warplanes of a US-led coalition, dislodged IS fighters from their last redoubt in the village of Baghouz near the Iraqi border on March 23, following a months-long offensive.

The US-backed alliance is now "tracking down remnants of the terrorist group", SDF spokesman Mustefa Bali said yesterday.

The US-led coalition said it was supporting sweeping operations with air strikes on jihadist hideouts.

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