Footage filmed near Baghouz on Saturday shows wives and children of IS militants fleeing the last IS stronghold in eastern Syria. IS family members fled the eastern Syrian village, after 1,300 fighters reportedly surrendered following intense clashes, according to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The wife of a fallen IS militant, who claimed her name was Saffyia, said that she had come to Syria from Istanbul “five years ago.” She said that she followed her husband to Syria, noting, “He came here, then I followed him.”

The wife of another killed IS fighter, a Finnish national who identified herself as Manija Kismar, said that she also had come to Syria with her husband and has been in the country for “three years.”

According to Kismar, she first came to Idlib from Turkey, adding that “we walked through the mountains and crossed the border to Idlib.”

The SDF has battled IS fighters holed up in the village of Baghouz for weeks. On March 9, the SDF launched fresh attacks on IS positions, resulting in the surrender of around 4,000 IS militants and their family members.

Some 5,000 IS militants and their family members are still believed to be in Baghouz, based on the SDF reports and intelligence acquired from captured IS fighters.

 

Credit: Ruptly

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It proves how sick IS are : no sane military would take his family in a combat zone…

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May be doubting the availability of 72 virgin goats as mentioned in their holy scripts huh ha ha so they want to soak their wild oats at night as and when required

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@Daeshbags-Sux, the war followed them to where they roost.

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Agreed but these loser women claim they are peaceful. They whine before the cameras yet somehow forget that they lived in homes that did not legally belong to them. Iraqi and Syrian families made sacrifices to purchase their homes and these filthy hags somehow think they are privileged/entitled to throw them out and live there. No empathy, hang them all and send children to orphanages.

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be honest, the senior isis leaders have sent their families to refugee camps from the onset which is why christians did not go to these camps. I would say that is the only humane act these pigs committed. They are sick for their brutal treatment of peoples, animals, cultures, and scorch earth policy. Their fighters are defeated and the foreigners want to sneak home. Make no mistake senior leadership bugged out long ago and these saps were left hung out to dry.Hang them all, men/women. Send children to orphanages.