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Battle for Islamic State's last enclave

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) drink tea in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria February 18. With U.S. help, the Kurdish-led fighters are poised to seize Islamic State's last holdout in eastern Syria. 


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Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) drink tea in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria February 18. With U.S. help, the Kurdish-led fighters are poised to seize Islamic State's last holdout in eastern Syria. REUTERS/Rodi...more

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) drink tea in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria February 18. With U.S. help, the Kurdish-led fighters are poised to seize Islamic State's last holdout in eastern Syria. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Islamic state members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. At the height of its power four years ago, Islamic State held about a third of both Iraq and Syria in a self-proclaimed caliphate.  


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Islamic state members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. At the height of its power four years ago, Islamic State held about a third of both Iraq and Syria in a self-proclaimed...more

Islamic state members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. At the height of its power four years ago, Islamic State held about a third of both Iraq and Syria in a self-proclaimed caliphate. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) rides on a vehicle in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) rides on a vehicle in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) rides on a vehicle in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are seen together in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are seen together in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are seen together in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is seen in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is seen in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is seen in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ride at a back of a truck in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 17. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ride at a back of a truck in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 17. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ride at a back of a truck in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 17. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walk near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walk near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walk near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gesture as they ride a truck in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 17. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gesture as they ride a truck in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 17. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gesture as they ride a truck in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 17. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A member of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) sits in front of closed shops in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 17. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A member of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) sits in front of closed shops in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 17. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A member of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) sits in front of closed shops in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 17. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A military vehicle rides in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 17. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A military vehicle rides in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 17. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A military vehicle rides in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 17. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Women sit together with their belongings near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12.  REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Women sit together with their belongings near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Women sit together with their belongings near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
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Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12.   
 REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
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Women and children walk with their belongings near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12.  REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Women and children walk with their belongings near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Women and children walk with their belongings near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
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A boy sits at a back of a vehicle near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12.   REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A boy sits at a back of a vehicle near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A boy sits at a back of a vehicle near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
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Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand near a pick up truck near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria,  February 11. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand near a pick up truck near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand near a pick up truck near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
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Women stand together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Women stand together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Women stand together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
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Buses that carry civilians are seen parked near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Buses that carry civilians are seen parked near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Buses that carry civilians are seen parked near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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An elderly man sits at the back of a bus near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said

An elderly man sits at the back of a bus near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said

An elderly man sits at the back of a bus near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A woman walks as she holds a baby near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A woman walks as she holds a baby near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A woman walks as she holds a baby near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
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A woman walks past vehicles near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12.   REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A woman walks past vehicles near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A woman walks past vehicles near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
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Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 11.  
 REUTERS/Rodi Said

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Civilians walk through empty fields said to be near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 10. ANHA/ReutersTV via REUTERS

Civilians walk through empty fields said to be near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 10. ANHA/ReutersTV via REUTERS

Civilians walk through empty fields said to be near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 10. ANHA/ReutersTV via REUTERS
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Women and children sit at a back of a bus near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Women and children sit at a back of a bus near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Women and children sit at a back of a bus near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Civilians walk through empty fields said to be near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 10.   ANHA/ReutersTV via REUTERS

Civilians walk through empty fields said to be near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 10. ANHA/ReutersTV via REUTERS

Civilians walk through empty fields said to be near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 10. ANHA/ReutersTV via REUTERS
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A member of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stands on a pick up truck mounted with a weapon near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11.  REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A member of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stands on a pick up truck mounted with a weapon near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A member of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stands on a pick up truck mounted with a weapon near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
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Convoy of vehicles is seen near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Convoy of vehicles is seen near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Convoy of vehicles is seen near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 12. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
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A member of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walks near a military vehicle near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A member of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walks near a military vehicle near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A member of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walks near a military vehicle near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
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Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. 
 REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, February 11. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
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