Kurdish-led forces push back IS in NE Syria: monitor

A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) monitors the countryside around Al-Hol, in Syria's Hasakeh provinceThe Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were now just five kilometres (three miles) from the town of Al-Shadadi in Hasakeh province. The advance comes on the third day of a major offensive by the SDF, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters. The Observatory said SDF fighters had also taken the Kibabeh oil field to the northeast of Al-Shadadi, after heavy fighting and multiple air strikes by the US-led coalition fighting IS.

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