A fighter from the SDF stands in a cemetery during the funeral a fellow fighter killed in the town of Hajin during battles against Daesh, in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria, on December 3, 2018. (AFP/Delil SOULEIMAN)
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U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have broken into an eastern holdout of Daesh (ISIS) on the Iraqi border, a commander and an activist group said Thursday, months into an anti-militant offensive.An SDF commander said the alliance had managed to break into the pocket and wrest part of its main town from Daesh.Since Tuesday, 34 militants including three suicide bombers, and 17 SDF fighters have been killed in the fighting, the Observatory said.In almost three months of battle, more than 820 militants and more than 480 U.S.-backed fighters have been killed.
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