"Hard-line IS-combat has blocked roads in the last pocket of land in the village of Baghouz, which IS control in eastern Syria, in order to prevent civilians from escaping, according to the kurdish-Arabic SDF militia."
"About 2 000 civilians are left in the Baghouz and held hostage by the remaining jihadists, according to the SDF."
"An area of about half a square kilometre inside the village is all that remains of the ICE-controlled area, they announced the SDF in the past. The US-backed SDF-alliance's offensive has been delayed by the large number of civilians who are left in the Baghouz."
"We have repeatedly said to them that it is not, the question becomes, if somewhat abruptly utdragande but it will be gradual," says Syriensändebudet James Franklin Jeffrey."
" We have respect for Syria's territorial integrity, but the main issue is the security of Turkey and the Turkish people, says the Turkish defense minister, Hulusi Akar."
"the Backbone of the SDF-the alliance consists of the kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey is regarded as a terrorist organization."