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1 Mar 2019

The rebels and former al-Qaeda forces still on Syrian battlefield

Chief Correspondent

Despite what President Trump says, the battle to defeat the last remaining Islamic State militants is still going on in eastern Syria.

Mr Trump announced last night that all of the so-called caliphate had been recaptured, and though footage has emerged of alleged ISIS fighters surrendering, they still hold the town of Baghuz for now and the fighting continues.

But in north-western Syria, it’s not Isis taking a battering, but rebel and former al-Qaeda forces who are opposed to the Syrian regime. Civilian areas of Idlib Province are being heavily bombed as President Assad makes his final push for total victory in the eight-year long civil war.

A warning: this report contains some distressing images.