BEIRUT – A Syrian struggle monitoring group and a Kurdish information company say fierce combating is underway between U.S.-backed Syrian forces and Islamic State militants across the extremists’ final foothold in jap Syria.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the push by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces has been gradual attributable to land mines, sniper fireplace and suicide automobile bombs utilized by the Islamic State group, which can also be utilizing civilians as human shields.
The Kurdish Hawar information company reported heavy combating on Monday within the village of Baghouz.
The U.S.-backed fighters on Saturday launched a remaining push to clear the realm from IS.
The seize of Baghouz would mark the tip of a four-year international struggle to finish the extremist group’s territorial maintain over massive elements of Syria and Iraq.