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Battle for Islamic State's last enclave

Smoke rises from the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 20. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters said they were still searching territory captured from Islamic State at its final enclave in eastern Syria on Thursday and denied a report the jihadists had been finally defeated.  
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Smoke rises from the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 20. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters said they were still searching territory captured from Islamic State at its final enclave in eastern Syria on...more

Smoke rises from the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 20. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters said they were still searching territory captured from Islamic State at its final enclave in eastern Syria on Thursday and denied a report the jihadists had been finally defeated. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces sit in the bucket of an excavator in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 20. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces sit in the bucket of an excavator in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 20. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces sit in the bucket of an excavator in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 20. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces stand together in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 20. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces stand together in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 20. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces stand together in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 20. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Smoke rises from the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 18. 

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Smoke rises from the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 18. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises from the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 18. REUTERS/Stringer
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Smoke rises from the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, March 17. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises from the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, March 17. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises from the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, March 17. REUTERS/Stringer
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Fire is seen during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, March 17.  
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Fire is seen during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, March 17. REUTERS/Stringer

Fire is seen during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, March 17. REUTERS/Stringer
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Fire and smoke are seen during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, March 17. REUTERS/Stringer

Fire and smoke are seen during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, March 17. REUTERS/Stringer

Fire and smoke are seen during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, March 17. REUTERS/Stringer
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Fire is seen during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, March 17. REUTERS/Stringer

Fire is seen during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, March 17. REUTERS/Stringer

Fire is seen during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, March 17. REUTERS/Stringer
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Islamic state militant and women walk as they surrendered in the village of Baghouz, March 14. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah

Islamic state militant and women walk as they surrendered in the village of Baghouz, March 14. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah

Islamic state militant and women walk as they surrendered in the village of Baghouz, March 14. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah
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Islamic State fighters and their families walk as they surrendered in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria March 12. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Islamic State fighters and their families walk as they surrendered in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria March 12. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Islamic State fighters and their families walk as they surrendered in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria March 12. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Injured Islamic state militants are seen in the village of Baghouz, March 14. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah

Injured Islamic state militants are seen in the village of Baghouz, March 14. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah

Injured Islamic state militants are seen in the village of Baghouz, March 14. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah
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Flares are seen in the sky during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 11. 
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Flares are seen in the sky during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Flares are seen in the sky during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces gestures as he sits near ammunition in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces gestures as he sits near ammunition in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces gestures as he sits near ammunition in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Fire and plumes of smoke are seen during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Fire and plumes of smoke are seen during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Fire and plumes of smoke are seen during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave, in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 11. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Islamic State members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 10. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Islamic State members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 10. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Islamic State members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 10. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces loads a weapon in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 10.     
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A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces loads a weapon in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 10. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces loads a weapon in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 10. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Islamic State members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 10. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Islamic State members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 10. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Islamic State members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 10. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Children sit next to their injured mother near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 7.   
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Children sit next to their injured mother near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 7. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Children sit next to their injured mother near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 7. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Women hug near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 7. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Women hug near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 7. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Women hug near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 7. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Civilians walk together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria March 6. 
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Civilians walk together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria March 6. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Civilians walk together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria March 6. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A boy looks at the camera near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 5. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A boy looks at the camera near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 5. REUTERS/ Rodi Said

A boy looks at the camera near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 5. REUTERS/ Rodi Said
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Boys pray together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 5. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Boys pray together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 5. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Boys pray together near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 5. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces fires a weapon in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. 

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A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces fires a weapon in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces fires a weapon in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces carries ammunition in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. 
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A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces carries ammunition in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces carries ammunition in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Black plumes of smoke rise in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Black plumes of smoke rise in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Black plumes of smoke rise in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces washes his hands in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces washes his hands in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces washes his hands in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Fire from fighting is seen in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. Picture taken with a long exposure. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Fire from fighting is seen in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. Picture taken with a long exposure. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Fire from fighting is seen in Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 3. Picture taken with a long exposure. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Hareth Najem, an Iraqi orphan lies under a blanket in a truck, near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 1. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Hareth Najem, an Iraqi orphan lies under a blanket in a truck, near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 1. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Hareth Najem, an Iraqi orphan lies under a blanket in a truck, near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 1. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A boy holds a baby near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 1. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A boy holds a baby near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 1. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A boy holds a baby near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 1. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Men are detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces after coming out from last Islamic State pocket, near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 1. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Men are detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces after coming out from last Islamic State pocket, near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 1. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Men are detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces after coming out from last Islamic State pocket, near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 1. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A girl takes a stack of bread from a fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 27. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A girl takes a stack of bread from a fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 27. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A girl takes a stack of bread from a fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 27. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Women walk with their belongings near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 26. 

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Women walk with their belongings near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 26. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Women walk with their belongings near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 26. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Children sit together near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 25. 

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Children sit together near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 25. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Children sit together near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 25. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Trucks loaded with civilians ride near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 25.   REUTERS/Rodi Said

Trucks loaded with civilians ride near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 25. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Trucks loaded with civilians ride near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 25. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A fighter from Syrian Democratic Forces checks a man near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 22.     
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A fighter from Syrian Democratic Forces checks a man near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 22. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter from Syrian Democratic Forces checks a man near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, February 22. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Smoke rises from inside the village of Baghouz, in this photo taken near Baghouz, in Deir Al Zor province, February 19.  
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Smoke rises from inside the village of Baghouz, in this photo taken near Baghouz, in Deir Al Zor province, February 19. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Smoke rises from inside the village of Baghouz, in this photo taken near Baghouz, in Deir Al Zor province, February 19. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) drink tea in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria February 18.   


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Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) drink tea in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) drink tea in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria February 18. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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