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US-backed Forces Say Key Syrian Town Cleared of IS Fighters

With the Islamic State (IS) routed from one of its key strongholds in northern Syria, U.S.-backed forces are setting their sights on ridding IS from border crossing towns that have been key supply points for the militants. “This will obviously make a significant shift on the battleground [in Syria],” said Jonathan Spyer, director of Rubin Center for Research and International Affairs. "As [anti-IS] forces take control of more border regions in Syria, ISIS [IS] will be forced to...

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