Syrian democratic forces (SDF) led by the kurdish YPG militia, and aided by a U.S.-led international coalition has for several weeks besieged the syrian town of Baghouz, terrorrörelsen IS the last part of the territory four years ago and covered a third of Syria and Iraq.
Already a month ago reported some of the Syrian människorättsobservatoriet (SOHR) that Baghouz had fallen, even the US president, Donald Trump declared that the IS is defeated in Syria. However, it turned out to be false information.
repeatedly, and complicated by the fact that there was a greater number of civilians in the Baghouz than previously appreciated. Also the number of IS-terrorists in the city was written up from around 600 to 1.000–1.500, and snipers and landmines have done to you got advance at a slow pace.
Over 20,000 civilians have been evacuated, and during the Sunday, could the SDF to resume the attack against the Baghouz, aided by airstrikes from the international coalition. The night of Tuesday, was carried out numerous bombing and rocket attacks, and even if they are still making resistance here IS now be very close to losing the city.
" the Operation is over, or almost over. It needed just a little more time to become it will be practical and done on the ground, says China Gabriel, spokesperson for the SDF, according to Reuters.
confirmed dead, not including those who may have died in the flygbombningarna. Three SDF soldiers have lost their lives, said the spokesperson Mustafa Bali on Twitter.
According to the Bali has lots of ICE-warrior surrendered themselves to the SDF, which is also witnessed by a Reutersjournalist on the spot. Bali adds that the end of the battle now is very near.
– as soon As our forces can confirm that anyone who wants to give up has turned himself in, the attack will continue, " he says to Reuters on Tuesday afternoon.
IS the highest leader is in Baghouz, writes Reuters. These are thought instead to have been left to adapt to a future gerillaliknande strategy.
Even if the ICE loses its territory is the accepted assessment that the group will still constitute a threat to security.
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