The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reportedly advanced on the village of Baghouz in Deir ez-Zor Governorate on Tuesday. The village is said to be the last remaining enclave of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the country.

Footage shows SDF military vehicles and fighters patrolling the war-torn area near Baghouz.

According to reports, around 300 militants and 2,000 civilians are under siege by the US-backed SDF, who are reportedly trying to evacuate people trapped inside.

“Baghouz is almost done, nothing is left [to retake] of it, except for a tiny place, but that tiny place has civilians, whom IS took hostage, to, as you know, protect themselves against fighter jets,” said Eidan al-Ahmad, a SDF battalion commander.



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Karel Vd Geest

Unlike SAA the SDF has ever tried to spare the civilians even as it is the practice of IS, to hide in and behind the civilians. Their practices make it hard to avoid casualties.

Still , SDF is doing really well.


I don’t agree. Nevertheless, it’s clear that USAF had a heavy hand in Raqqa, so, when you drop a 250-920kg JDAM or LGB when an APKWS laser guided 70mm or a 127mm Zuni-LG rocket would be enough… Well, OK, a 920kg Paveway-II LGB is only $15k… 🙁