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Syria: Concerns for Civilians Escaping ISIS Holdout

Expand Civilians fleeing the battered ISIS-held holdout of Baghouz in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor walk past an armored vehicle belonging to the Manbij military council into a nearby area held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on February 12, 2019. © 2019 Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images (New York) – Protecting civilians should be a key priority for the US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) makes its last territorial stand in Syria, Human Rights Watch said today, based on research in northern Syria and analysis of…

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