SANA said that Damascus and Moscow had agreed on the need to restore stability and counter foreign influence in areas east of the Euphrates River, where USA -backed forces have cornered holdout IS fighters in a tiny patch of land, and the northwestern rebel-controlled region of Idlib.
He also said that 157 experienced terrorists of foreign nationalities were also captured Tuesday by SDF special forces in Bagos, Syria.
USA officials said US -backed forces had captured fighters tied to a January suicide bombing at a cafe in Syria that killed four Americans. Now I know my people are safe, " said a fighter who identified himself as Walid Raqqawi who fought in the camp Monday night. Still, fighters from the force were starting to celebrate anyway.
The area held by IS in Baghouz is the last pocket of territory in Syria controlled by the extremist group, which once held a vast area of Syria and Iraq, calling it an Islamic "caliphate".
The battle for Baghouz has dragged on for weeks - and the encampment has proven a major battleground, with tents covering foxholes and underground tunnels.
After more than two months of fitful assaults and pauses for civilians to escape and militants to surrender, the SDF estimates there may yet be 5,000 more people in Baghouz.Читайте также: Dutch Prime Minister Rutte Visits Utrecht Shooting site, Lays Flowers
The move brought a months-old operation to wipe out the last vestige of IS's once-sprawling proto-state closer to its inevitable outcome, but the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stopped short of declaring victory.
Smoke rises in the so-called Islamic State's last remaining position on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, in the Syrian village of Baghouz.
Over the past two months, more than 60,000 people have poured out of the dwindling enclave, almost half of whom surrendered as Islamic State supporters, including some 5,000 fighters, according to the SDF.
Since Jan. 9, more than 60,000 people have left the enclave, about half of them surrendering Islamic State supporters including some 5,000 fighters, the SDF said on Sunday.
Kent, 35, of Pine Plains, N.Y., Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Defense Intelligence Agency civilian Scott A. Wirtz, 42, of St. Louis, Mo., and interpreter Ghadir Taher, 27, of East Point, Ga., were among 16 people killed by a suicide bomber at a restaurant in Manbij in northern Syria.
A US-backed force in Syria said Tuesday it has arrested jihadists suspected of involvement in the deadliest attack on United States troops since they deployed in the war-torn country in 2014. An audio recording released overnight purported to carry a message from spokesman Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer saying the group would stay strong and urged fresh attacks.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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