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October 23, 2019

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Islamic State counter-attacks out of final Syria enclave fall short – U.S.-backed SDF

Syria (Reuters) – Islamic State launched two counter-attacks on U.S.-backed fighters besieging their final shred of territory in eastern Syria on Wednesday but were beaten back without any progress, the Syrian Democratic Forces said. The jihadists, waging a last-ditch battle in Baghouz, a collection of hamlets and farmland near the Iraqi border, dispatched suicide