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    Members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, inspect the Tabqa dam on March 27, 2017, which has been recently partially recaptured, as part of their battle for the jihadists' stronghold in nearby Raqa

    US Global Coalition Envoy Confirms Syrian City of Tabqa Cleared From Daesh

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    The US-led anti-Daesh coalition has confirmed Wednesday that the Syrian city of Tabqa was completely liberated from Daesh extremists.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Daesh terrorist group (banned in Russia) has been defeated in the Syrian city of Tabqa, US envoy to the Anti-Daesh coalition Brett McGurk said in a statement.

    "Confirmed: ISIS [Daesh] defeated in Tabqa Dam and Tabqa City, now in hands of Syrian Democratic Forces, led by its Syrian Arab Coalition," McGurk stated via Twitter on Wednesday.

    Earlier on Wednesday, the Pentagon stated the US-led coalition partner forces in Syria have cleared most of Tabqa of Daesh fighters and were working to liberate the rest of the city.

    The largest number of Daesh fighters have relocated to Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital, but a large number of foreign fighters are barricaded at the Tabqa dam, the Pentagon added.

    The Pentagon added that Syrian Democratic Forces were working to cut off the dam from the rest of the city and isolate the remaining terrorists there.

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