People are seen fleeing as heavy smoke rises above Daesh’s last remaining position in the village of Baghouz.
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Iran and Syria Monday demanded the United States withdraw its troops from Syria, and the Damascus government threatened to defeat Washington's Kurdish allies by force if they did not submit to the return of state authority.It has deployed air power and some ground troops in support of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces militia that's close to seizing the militants' last enclave in eastern Syria. It also has a military base at Tanf, near the Damascus-Baghdad highway and the Iraq-Syria frontier.Syria's border crossing with Iraq has been closed for years.Baqeri said opening the border was important to Iran because of trade and for Iranian tourists travelling to Iraq and then Syria.
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