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This picture taken on March 13, 2019 shows a mortar being fired by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the frontline of fighting to expel the Islamic State (IS) group from the town of Baghouz, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. AFP
This picture taken on March 17, 2019, shows a destroyed mosque near the remains of an Islamic State (IS) group jihadists' camp close to the village of Baghouz in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. AFP
Smoke rises from the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria March 17, 2019. Reutetrs
A fighter of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walks carrying a machine gun at a position close to the camp of Baghouz where remaining Islamic State (IS) group fighters and their families are holding out in the last position controlled by IS, awaiting to advance on them in the countryside of the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on March 17, 2019. AFP
Residents run from a fire at a gasoline and oil shop in Aleppo's Bustan Al-Qasr neighbourhood, Syria October 20, 2013. Reuters
Syria Civil Defence members help an unconscious woman from a shelter in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria February 22, 2018. Reuters
A man holds a baby saved from under rubble, who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo, Syria February 14, 2014. Reuters
A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fires a machine gun in a position in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor outside the Islamic State group's embattled holdout of Baghouz , on March 11, 2019. - Kurdish-led forces pounded the last scrap of land held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria after hundreds more people surrendered. The jihadists once ruled over millions in a swathe of Syria and Iraq, but they have since lost all that territory except for a riverside slither of land near the Iraqi border. AFP
A general view shows the damage at the old souk of the old city of Homs, Syria June 3, 2015. Reuters
A Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) rebel fighter fires his weapon towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad as another fighter covers his ear at the Tal-Kurdi frontline in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, Syria May 10, 2015. Reuters
Men rescue a boy from under the rubble after what activists said was explosive barrels dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad in Al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria April 6, 2014. Reuters
A young man walks with an elderly one injured in his eye with others said to be members of the Islamic State (IS) group by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), as they exit from the village of Baghouz in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on March 14, 2019. AFP
In this Feb. 18, 2019 photo, Dia Hassakeh, 45, a fighter in the Kurdish-led U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, looks out of a building in Baghouz, Syria. Eight years of war have left their mark on Dia. In the early days of the conflict, two of his brothers were wounded fighting in the government military against the armed opposition. In November, another brother was killed by the Islamic State group. Now Dia is battling the militants at IS' last holdout, a speck of territory along the Euphrates River near the Iraqi border called Baghouz. AP
In this Dec 12, 2012 file photo, Kurdish opposition fighters man a tank stolen from the Syrian Army, in Fafeen village, north of Aleppo province, Syria. As Syria markis the eighth anniversary of its grinding war, the violence has left a trail of broken lives. Syrian President Bashar Assad's government appears to have won the war against the insurgency trying to topple him. But much of the north and east, wrested from Islamic State militants, is held by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces. AP
A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is pictured in the town of Baghouz, on the frontline of fighting to expel the Islamic State group from the area, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on March 12, 2019. - US-backed forces said the Islamic State group was living its 'final moments' after thunderous shelling on its last scrap of land in eastern Syria prompted 3,000 jihadists to surrender. But the die-hard IS fighters who stayed to defend the remnants of their 'caliphate' struck back with a wave of suicide bombings, according to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. AFP
In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, people burn portraits of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad during a demonstration on the outskirts of Idlib, northern Syria. As Syria marks the eighth anniversary of its grinding war, the violence has left a trail of broken lives. What started as peaceful protests in 2011 asking for government change turned into one of the cruelest modern wars. Among the country's pre-war 23 million population, now half are displaced, nearly half a million dead. AP
A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) soldier sits on a rooftop as smoke rises from the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Baghouz, Syria, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. SDF forces say IS militants are putting up a desperate fight against their advances and have staged a counterattack from the tiny speck of land the extremists still hold in eastern Syria. AP
Hisham al-Zarqawi uses a hand-pump to collect water in Ein Terma, a district of eastern Ghouta, Syria February 26, 2019. Picture taken February 26, 2019. Reuters
Syrians stand next to a russian made missile after an airstrike in the town Sarmin in the northern Idlib province on March 12, 2019. AFP
A man sells goods along a street in Ein Terma, a district of eastern Ghouta, Syria February 26, 2019. Picture taken February 26, 2019. Reuters
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad play football at al-Hamdeya neighborhood in Homs city, Syria May 9, 2014. Reuters
The image of fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is reflected on a broken mirror in the town of Baghouz, on the frontline of fighting to expel the Islamic State group from the area, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on March 12, 2019. - US-backed forces said the Islamic State group was living its 'final moments' after thunderous shelling on its last scrap of land in eastern Syria prompted 3,000 jihadists to surrender. But the die-hard IS fighters who stayed to defend the remnants of their 'caliphate' struck back with a wave of suicide bombings, according to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. AFP
A fighter with U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) peers through a hole in the wall of a house on the front line where Islamic State militants hold a small piece of territory in Baghouz, Syria, Sunday, March 10, 2019. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters resumed their offensive on the last pocket held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria on Sunday lighting the skies over the besieged village as artillery shelling and heavy gunfire rang in the distance. AP
A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter watches illumination rounds light up Baghouz, Syria, as the last pocket of Islamic State militants is attacked on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. AP
This picture taken on March 13, 2019 shows a mortar being fired by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the frontline of fighting to expel the Islamic State (IS) group from the town of Baghouz, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. AFP
This picture taken on March 17, 2019, shows a destroyed mosque near the remains of an Islamic State (IS) group jihadists' camp close to the village of Baghouz in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. AFP
Smoke rises from the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria March 17, 2019. Reutetrs
A fighter of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walks carrying a machine gun at a position close to the camp of Baghouz where remaining Islamic State (IS) group fighters and their families are holding out in the last position controlled by IS, awaiting to advance on them in the countryside of the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on March 17, 2019. AFP
Residents run from a fire at a gasoline and oil shop in Aleppo's Bustan Al-Qasr neighbourhood, Syria October 20, 2013. Reuters
Syria Civil Defence members help an unconscious woman from a shelter in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria February 22, 2018. Reuters
A man holds a baby saved from under rubble, who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo, Syria February 14, 2014. Reuters
A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fires a machine gun in a position in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor outside the Islamic State group's embattled holdout of Baghouz , on March 11, 2019. - Kurdish-led forces pounded the last scrap of land held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria after hundreds more people surrendered. The jihadists once ruled over millions in a swathe of Syria and Iraq, but they have since lost all that territory except for a riverside slither of land near the Iraqi border. AFP
A general view shows the damage at the old souk of the old city of Homs, Syria June 3, 2015. Reuters
A Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) rebel fighter fires his weapon towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad as another fighter covers his ear at the Tal-Kurdi frontline in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, Syria May 10, 2015. Reuters
Men rescue a boy from under the rubble after what activists said was explosive barrels dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad in Al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria April 6, 2014. Reuters
A young man walks with an elderly one injured in his eye with others said to be members of the Islamic State (IS) group by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), as they exit from the village of Baghouz in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on March 14, 2019. AFP
In this Feb. 18, 2019 photo, Dia Hassakeh, 45, a fighter in the Kurdish-led U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, looks out of a building in Baghouz, Syria. Eight years of war have left their mark on Dia. In the early days of the conflict, two of his brothers were wounded fighting in the government military against the armed opposition. In November, another brother was killed by the Islamic State group. Now Dia is battling the militants at IS' last holdout, a speck of territory along the Euphrates River near the Iraqi border called Baghouz. AP
In this Dec 12, 2012 file photo, Kurdish opposition fighters man a tank stolen from the Syrian Army, in Fafeen village, north of Aleppo province, Syria. As Syria markis the eighth anniversary of its grinding war, the violence has left a trail of broken lives. Syrian President Bashar Assad's government appears to have won the war against the insurgency trying to topple him. But much of the north and east, wrested from Islamic State militants, is held by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces. AP
A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is pictured in the town of Baghouz, on the frontline of fighting to expel the Islamic State group from the area, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on March 12, 2019. - US-backed forces said the Islamic State group was living its 'final moments' after thunderous shelling on its last scrap of land in eastern Syria prompted 3,000 jihadists to surrender. But the die-hard IS fighters who stayed to defend the remnants of their 'caliphate' struck back with a wave of suicide bombings, according to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. AFP
In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, people burn portraits of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad during a demonstration on the outskirts of Idlib, northern Syria. As Syria marks the eighth anniversary of its grinding war, the violence has left a trail of broken lives. What started as peaceful protests in 2011 asking for government change turned into one of the cruelest modern wars. Among the country's pre-war 23 million population, now half are displaced, nearly half a million dead. AP
A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) soldier sits on a rooftop as smoke rises from the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Baghouz, Syria, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. SDF forces say IS militants are putting up a desperate fight against their advances and have staged a counterattack from the tiny speck of land the extremists still hold in eastern Syria. AP
Hisham al-Zarqawi uses a hand-pump to collect water in Ein Terma, a district of eastern Ghouta, Syria February 26, 2019. Picture taken February 26, 2019. Reuters
Syrians stand next to a russian made missile after an airstrike in the town Sarmin in the northern Idlib province on March 12, 2019. AFP
A man sells goods along a street in Ein Terma, a district of eastern Ghouta, Syria February 26, 2019. Picture taken February 26, 2019. Reuters
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad play football at al-Hamdeya neighborhood in Homs city, Syria May 9, 2014. Reuters
The image of fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is reflected on a broken mirror in the town of Baghouz, on the frontline of fighting to expel the Islamic State group from the area, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on March 12, 2019. - US-backed forces said the Islamic State group was living its 'final moments' after thunderous shelling on its last scrap of land in eastern Syria prompted 3,000 jihadists to surrender. But the die-hard IS fighters who stayed to defend the remnants of their 'caliphate' struck back with a wave of suicide bombings, according to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. AFP
A fighter with U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) peers through a hole in the wall of a house on the front line where Islamic State militants hold a small piece of territory in Baghouz, Syria, Sunday, March 10, 2019. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters resumed their offensive on the last pocket held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria on Sunday lighting the skies over the besieged village as artillery shelling and heavy gunfire rang in the distance. AP
A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter watches illumination rounds light up Baghouz, Syria, as the last pocket of Islamic State militants is attacked on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. AP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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