The statement by U.S. President Donald Trump, all from the IS-controlled areas in Syria had been Robert, is pushed internationally to fierce opposition.
The representation is not, the voice said the head of the Syrian Observatory for human rights, Rami Abdel-Rahman, the German press Agency on Friday. “Some of the farms in Baghus are still held by IS fighters, and we assume that civilians are present there.”
in the middle of February had started the US-backed and Kurdish quoted Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) to mount an Offensive on the last by the IS-controlled village in Syria. Baghus is located in the East of Syria on the Euphrates river and in close proximity to the border of Iraq.
in the Meantime, the fight against the last remaining ISIS fighters in Baghus have started, said Adnan Afrin, a spokesman for the SDF, on the Friday of the German press Agency. In the past few days, fighting out of consideration for the civilians, had been set. All civilians had been brought to safety.
“Everyone who is now in the field, is regarded as an enemy,” said Afrin. In the tunnels and caves riddled the area, there is still a number of suicide bombers. Overall, he estimated the number in Baghus remaining IS fighters on 1000 to 1500.
On Thursday, Trump had declared that all the Islamic state-controlled areas had now been recaptured. “The territory of the country, we have 100 percent,” he said on the flight back from Vietnam with a stop in front of US soldiers in Alaska.
CNN Reporter Ben Wedeman is the statement by the US President questioned immediately on Twitter: “I’m for 28 days in Syria and reports on the Offensive. I can assure you @realdonaldtrump, this is the case.”
The new Syria envoy of the United Nations, Geir Pedersen, urged to caution: “nevertheless, the conflict is far from its end,” said Pedersen, also on Thursday, the UN security Council. “The is is almost defeated, what relates to the territory. But experience shows, he can come back.”
Also in neighboring Iraq, the government had already announced in the past year, the victory over the jihadists. However, there continue to be attacks, which the IS claims.