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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

    Assessment Team En Route to Tabqa to Evaluate Dam - Pentagon

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    US Department of Defense said that an assessment team is heading to the Syrian city of Tabqa to evaluate the condition of the nearby dam after the area has been liberated from the Daesh terror group.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) An assessment team is heading to the Syrian city of Tabqa to evaluate the condition of the nearby dam after the area has been liberated from the Daesh terror group (banned in Russia), US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis said in a briefing on Friday.

    "The dam assessment team is en route to Tabqa to assess the condition of the dam and ensure it continues operating," Davis told reporters.

    The spokesperson noted that the US military has been watching the dam very closely and they have seen no structural issues so far.

    On Thursday, the US-led coalition against the Daesh confirmed that Tabqa was completely liberated from the terrorists.

    Some 70 Islamic State fighters conceded to the terms of the Syrian Democratic Forces and left the area. The fighters were later targeted by strikes, according to the Pentagon.

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