Heading to a camp for displaced people as Islamic State's territorial "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria faces final defeat, Ghalia Ali shows no regret about abandoning her life as a student in Tunisia to join the militants in 2014.
The United States will leave a total of about 400 U.S. troops in Syria, split between a safe zone being negotiated for northeastern Syria and the U.S. military base at Tanf, near the border with Iraq and Jordan, a senior administration official said on Friday.
The operation to destroy Islamic State's final vestige of rule in Iraq and Syria hit a temporary snag on Thursday, as an expected evacuation of the remaining civilians from its last enclave in eastern Syria did not go ahead.
Remaining civilians are expected to be evacuated from Islamic State's final enclave in eastern Syria on Thursday, U.S.-backed forces said, clearing the way for them to wipe out the last vestige of jihadist rule that once straddled Syria and Iraq.
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