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IS Loses Grip on Villages in Northern Syria

U.S.-backed Syrian forces have liberated three more villages in northern Syria from Islamic State control, further pushing IS out of territory it held for years. A VOA reporter traveled to the villages of Herbel, Um Hosh and Um Qurra — all now controlled by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters backed by the United States. IS has retreated to nearby villages and the SDF is pursuing the extremist group's fighters. WATCH: US-backed Forces Push IS...

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