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‘Citizens from last enclave in Eastern Syria evacuated’

With dozens of trucks from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are Wednesday, the citizens evacuated from the Eastern Syrian city of Baghuz, the last enclave of Islamic State (IS) in the district of Deir Al Zor, near the border with Iraq.

A spokesman of the Kurdish SDF-militia stated that the unarmed inhabitants of Baghuz could be removed from the remaining jihadists in the city. Journalists on the spot have the trucks road show drive.

How many citizens exactly, is not yet known.

Monday, it was announced that there are still about two thousand civilians trapped in Baghuz. Jihadists blocked there before the roads to prevent citizens would flee. Now is the SDF managed to get a number of citizens to evacuate.

Land IS already considerably reduced

The area where IS fighters have established themselves is about a half a square kilometers in size. The SDF is fighting against the jihadists with the support of the United States.

“In the past few weeks left for thousands of people the last remaining area”, said a spokesman of the SDF.

Different groups saw to it earlier that the area IS getting smaller and smaller. So were the Iraqi city of Mosul and Raqqa in Syria in 2017 already re-conquered my.

In Syria raging for years, a civil war between the regime of Al Assad and the rebels. Islamic State fights against both parties. IS the largest part of Syria expelled, but the traces of the violence are still visible.

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