US official: 'End days' nearing for Islamic State in Syria

A U.S. soldier sits in an armored vehicle on a road leading to the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Photo: AP/ Hussein Malla
A U.S. soldier sits in an armored vehicle on a road leading to the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

December 15, 2018 07:21 AM

A U.S. military official says fighting against the Islamic State group in its last enclave in eastern Syria "is going very well."

Col. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the U.S.-led Coalition, made the comments on Saturday a day after the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured the town of Hajin, the largest urban area controlled by IS in the enclave.

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