U.S.-backed Syria forces say ISIS defeat is n…

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U.S.-backed Syria forces say ISIS defeat is n…

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The “final battle” with ISIS is in its final days, with ISIS is pinned down to an area of around a quarter of a square mile. That’s the update reporters received Saturday from the commander of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, Jia Furat.

He said the final ISIS village of Baghuz Fawqani had not yet fallen, but his ground forces were holding fire and moving forward cautiously because so many civilians remain trapped as human shields.

Military officials say they severely underestimated…