More civilians expected to leave IS-held area in eastern Syria Deir al-Zour

More civilians expected to leave IS-held area in eastern Syria Deir al-Zour

More civilians, mainly women and children, are expected on Tuesday to leave the last pocket still under Islamic State control in eastern Syria, where a US-backed Syrian force is battling to end the radical group's presence there.

Civilians trapped in embattled Islamic State pocket in Syria

Civilians trapped in embattled Islamic State pocket in Syria

Thousands of civilians are trapped in Islamic State's last pocket in eastern Syria, a day after US-backed fighters started a campaign against the extremist group there, a war monitor said Sunday.