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Besieged IS militants refuse to surrender, ask for an exit

3 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

By SARAH EL DEEB
AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria - More than 300 Islamic State militants surrounded in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender to U.S.-backed Syrian forces and are trying to negotiate an exit, Syrian activists and a person close to the negotiations said Monday.
The development comes amid the Islamic State group's last stand in the village of Baghouz, where militants are hiding among hundreds of civilians and preventing them from leaving. It also will likely further delay a declaration on IS' territorial defeat that U.S.-backed Syrian forces were hoping to make...
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Besieged IS militants refuse to surrender, ask for an exit

3 monthes ago   |   By National Post

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria - More than 300 Islamic State militants who are holed up in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender to U.S.-backed Syrian forces and are trying to negotiate an exit.
A person familiar with the negotiations says the militants are asking for a corridor to the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the talks, which he described as taking place indirectly.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group that monitors the civil war in Syria...
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