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Civilians leave last Islamic State Syria pocket in trucks - Reuters witness

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A large number of trucks loaded with civilians left the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Friday, said a Reuters witness near the zone at Baghouz on the Iraqi border.

It was not clear whether any civilians remained in the zone held by Islamic State, which U.S.-backed Syrian forces want to clear of non-combatants before finally capturing the area.

Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Gareth Jones

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