Civilians leave Isis's final enclave in Syria as 'caliphate' nears end

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US-backed fighters evacuate people on trucks before final battle in village of Baghouz

US-backed fighters have transported civilians from the last speck of Islamic State’s dying “caliphate” in Syria, as they press on with the battle to defeat the jihadist group.

More than four years after Isis overran large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq to declare a caliphate, it has lost all but a tiny patch in the village of Baghouz near the Iraqi border.

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