BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – An official from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) told Kurdistan 24 on Monday that an estimated 1,000 Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) fighters were left inside their Euphrates enclave.

“There is no official record, but there are maybe more than a thousand mercenaries [ISIS fighters] there, most of them foreigners: Europeans, Turks, a lot of Iraqis, Asians,” Adnan Afrin of the SDF told Kurdistan 24.

The SDF official said that the Islamic State is confined to approximately 700 square meters of territory inside this Euphrates enclave.

“But this was incorrect. Once we started the operation, some 5,000 civilians were liberated. After collecting additional information from the civilians, it seems there are more trapped in the city. The number is higher, you saw it with your own eyes,” he added.

The remaining Islamic State terrorists have refused to surrender themselves to the Syrian Democratic Force, despite being completely surrounded by the latter.

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2019-02-25 19:20

those iS still hope pasha Erdog will come and get them, to save them. Truth is , onlt death will come, get and liberate them.

Bye Bye and never see you again.

Sweet Robert
Sweet Robert
2019-02-26 07:30

Well surround them and they will run out of food eventually. When then escape pick them off. This is not that difficult

Sweet Robert
Sweet Robert
2019-02-26 07:39

If coalition had any brains they’d be calling China in to take care of them instead of SDF. Do not need to have reporters here.