by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/20/19, 11:24 am
A convoy of trucks carrying hundreds of civilians left the last Islamic State (ISIS)–controlled enclave in Syria on Wednesday, as U.S.-backed forces continued an offensive operation in the region. Witnesses said at least 17 trucks carrying men, women, and children left the eastern town of Baghuz in Deir al-Zour province, the militants’ last patch of territory along the Euphrates River about a mile from the Iraqi border. Officials believe about 300 ISIS militants remain in the town.