The hate-filled henchmen were caught by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as they scattered from the Jihadists’ east Syrian hideout Baghouz. Kurdish-led militia have been pounding ISIS positions as they crush the terror group’s last remaining resistance. ISIS’s so-called caliphate, which once covered a third of Iraq and Syria, has been pulverised, with Baghouz their final stronghold.
ISIS terrorists are being captured as ISIS terrorists have been captured as they fled Baghouz (Image: ISIS)
Cowardly jihadists are using children as human shields and hiding in booby-trapped tunnels as they fight to the death.
Around 15,000 people have arrived at a refugee camp after fleeing the besieged village of Baghouz near the Iraqi border in the last week.
Misty Buswell, spokeswoman for the International Rescue Committee (IRC), said: “The conditions are definitely dire in the camp.
“The problem is nobody was expecting these kinds of numbers so it has been overwhelming and it hasn’t stopped.
US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as they tried to leave Jihadists’ east Syrian hideout B (Image: Getty )
The conditions are definitely dire in the camp. The problem is nobody was expecting these kinds of numbers so it has been overwhelming and it hasn’t stopped.
Misty Buswell, spokeman for the International Rescue Committee (IRC)
“People are turning up with the clothes on their backs, and children barefoot without coats.
“Providing shelter in the camp is a big challenge as there are not enough tents.”
The UN said it is “gravely concerned” about thousands of civilians in the ISIS-held territory.
Medical care and shelter are in short supply with water supplies also dwindling.
Around 90 per cent of those in the camps are women and children.
ISIS’s so-called caliphate has been pulverised, with Baghouz their final stronghold (Image: Getty )
The Iraqi and Kurdish government have charged hundreds of children with terrorist offences, Human Rights Watch reports.
It estimates around 1,500 children were being held for alleged ISIS offences at the end of 2018.
Prosecutions are often sometimes extracted through torture, the human rights group claimed.
The battle of Baghouz is set to see the last remaining jihadists smoked out
Colonel Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the coalition supporting the SDF, said: “ISIS fighters have been using suicide vests and car bombs to slow down the SDF offensive and hide from Coalition strikes in the area of Baghouz.
Around 15,000 people have arrived at a refugee camp after fleeing the besieged village of Baghouz (Image: Getty )
“They still hold civilians and are lacing the tunnels with IEDs as well.”
SDF forces perched on rooftops and scanned ISIS positions before raking them with machine-gun fire and blasting them with RPG launchers.
One Kurdish commander said ISIS fanatics had sent vehicles packed with explosives to attack their lines.
Huge explosions sent shrapnel and debris flying as Islamist militants scurried into hiding amid the SDF onslaught.
US-led coalition air raids blew up several car bombs during fierce fighting in the last few days.