US-backed forces seize ‘80%’ of Syria’s Tabqa from IS

The Syrian Democratic Forces have captured 80 percent of Syria’s strategic town of Tabqa from the Islamic State group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.

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US-backed fighters have captured 80 percent of Syria’s Tabqa from the Islamic State [IS] group, a monitor said on Monday, a week after they first entered the town.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) broke into Tabqa from the south last week and have steadily advanced north, cornering IS in three contiguous neighbourhoods on the bank of the Euphrates River.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.