Isis withdraws from last urban stronghold in Syria

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Syrian Democratic Forces capture Hajin in Deir ez-Zor province after heavy fighting

Kurdish-led fighters have captured the last Syrian town held by Islamic State, activists said.

The fall of Hajin follows days of intense battles in Isis’s last remaining stronghold near the Iraqi border in eastern Syria. The group still holds some villages nearby.

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