The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on March 15 that their fighters had killed 19 terrorists during a new round of clashes around the last ISIS stronghold in the Middle Euphrates River Valley.
According to the US-backed group’s press center, the terrorist group’s positions were also targeted by US-led coalition warplanes. The last 24 hours witnessed at least 19 airstrikes.
Earlier, more than 1,300 ISIS fighters surrender to the SDF along with their families. Kurdish sources said that most of these terrorists were injured and in need for immediate medical treatment.
“After yesterday’s intense offensive on Daesh-held Baghouz from multiple fronts, a large number of ISIS fighters and their families started to surrender to the SDF since this morning,” Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the SDF, said on Twitter.
A recent report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that over 61,000 people have fled the ISIS-held pocket in the Euphrates Valley since last December. The number is expected to raise in the upcoming few days, as the battle there is nearing its end.
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