15 Mar 2019

Isis families and fighters flee last battleground of caliphate

International Editor

In Syria, Kurdish-led forces continue their push to remove the last few hundred Islamic State militants from the east of the country. Backed by US-led airstrikes, the Syrian Democratic Forces are hoping to take back the small piece of territory still under the group’s control. Desperate families and some Isis fighters are now fleeing from fierce fighting – the final battleground of the caliphate. We report from the village of Baghuz.