5 Mar 2019

Speaking to the Syrian and Iraqi women, still loyal to Islamic State, who married fighters

International Editor

Thousands more people have left the last remaining area held by the Islamic State group in Syria.

Militants have been allowed to surrender, and civilians allowed to leave, through a human corridor established by Kurdish-led forces.

The final battle for the so-called caliphate is taking place in the tiny town of Baghouz, on the Iraqi border.

Only a few hundred fighters are thought to remain. Most families have been taken up to the Al-Hawl refugee camp in the north-east of the country, where we spent the day.