The battle for Hajin and nearby villages in Syria’s Deir Az Zor has been raging since September 10 [File: Aboud Hamam/Reuters]

A United States-backed Kurdish coalition has captured the last town held by fighters from ISIL in Syria‘s eastern Deir Az Zor province.

On Friday, an unnamed military source and a war monitor said Hajin was retaken by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish as well as Arab and Assyrian fighters,

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