Hundreds shuffle out of last IS redoubt in east Syria

Hundreds shuffle out of last IS redoubt in east SyriaHundreds of men, women and children trudged out of the Islamic State group’s last sliver of territory Thursday as US-backed Syrian fighters once again slowed their advance to crush the “caliphate”. All that remains of a once sprawling proto-state the jihadists declared in 2014 is a battered riverside camp in the village of Baghouz near the Iraqi border. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and warplanes of a US-led coalition backing them, have rained fire on the enclave since Sunday, blitzing thousands of IS members into surrender.


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March 15, 2019 7:11 pm

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