Kurdish forces supported by the international coalition have taken over much of the village of Baghouz, the last stronghold of the jihadists. ISIS fighters have set up an overcrowded ragged camp packed with more than a thousand terrorists, according to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

On Tuesday night, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces announced the surrender of nearly 2,000 people from the group’s last holdout in Syria, of which hundreds of militant fighters and their families, following a deluge of fire on the IS encampment the previous night.

The enclave was the last shred of territory held by IS groups who once claimed control of large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq.

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