More than 2,000 people were evacuated on Wednesday from Islamic State’s last pocket in eastern Syria at Baghouz, said a military source in the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces which is besieging the area.
More than 6,500 people were evacuated over the previous 24 hours, including hundreds of surrendering jihadist fighters, a spokesperson for the SDF said on Tuesday, after the militia had slowed its assault to let out more civilians.
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