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Door VS gesteunde troepen starten aanval op laatste bolwerk Islamitische Staat

02/11/2019
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February 11, 2019 -- Koerdische troepen zijn met steun van de VS begonnen aan wat de laatste slag kan zijn tegen Islamitische Staat (IS) in Syrië, na een campagne van vijf maanden om het dal van de Eufraat te bevrijden van de militante groepering

The assault on Baghouz Tahtani, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, began on Saturday night. It came after the evacuation of more than 20,000 civilians over the past two weeks. Many of them are suspected fighters or the wives and children of IS fighters.

Estimates of the number of fighters remaining in Baghouz Tahtani vary from 400 to 600 and are thought to include some of the most die-hard and committed extremists who have stayed with the group to the bitter end.

Syrian Democratic Forces forces entered the villages of Shajilah and Baghuz Fawqani on January 23.


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