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Hundreds of Jihadists Surrender in Islamic State’s Last Enclave
Hundreds of Jihadists Surrender in Islamic State’s Last Enclave

Hundreds of Jihadists Surrender in Islamic State’s Last Enclave

Hundreds of Islamic State assertive has surrendered as they left the group’s last territory in eastern Syria amidst over 6500 people, chiefly civilians, who were moved out in the last 24 hours, according to a spokesman for the US-backed Syrian force who are fighting with the jihadists.

Islamic State (IS) encountering defeat in Baghouz on the banks of the Euphrates, but it still maintains isolated pockets of territory further west and has started guerrilla assaults in other areas where it has lost its rule.

On 4th March, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated that they had lessened their attack on Baghouz as more number of citizens, earlier thought to have totally moved out, was confined in the enclave; however, the SDF forces vowed to capture it soon.

Mostafa Bali, who is heading the SDF media office, stated that among 6,500 people escaping since Monday after the SDF forces opened a passage for them to depart, hundreds of extremist had surrendered. He stated that it isn’t possible to separately confirm the number and SDF officials also stated that it was difficult to guess how many civilians are still left.

Bali further stated that for the second successive day SDF forces had accomplished in vacating over 3,500 between women, children and men. There were over 500 men mostly from foreign nationalities. Around 3,000 were removed on Monday.

The assertive fighters come from a number of nations which include Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. The SDF, which is led by the leftist Kurdish-YPG militia, has also appealed fighters from fundamental secular Marxist volunteers from all over Europe who are ideologically hostile to Islamist groups.

Images from Baghouz on 5th March disclosed mostly women and children who had been removed on Monday were waiting to be sent to a camp to the north under SDF control, al-Hol.

Last week, the United Nations stated that since December, at least 84 people, two-thirds of them young children, on their way to al-Hol camp have died. The camp now holds around 45,000 people, according to Jens Laerke, spokesman of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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