Women walk with their belongings near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria. Photo: Reuters

Dozens of young children die as families flee IS in Syria, as militants make last their last stand in Baghouz

  • Spokesman of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs announces at least 84 deaths in war-ravaged region
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Women walk with their belongings near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria. Photo: Reuters
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Civilians evacuated from the Islamic State (IS) group’s embattled holdout of Baghouz wait at a screening area held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) during an operation to expel IS jihadists from the area, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on February 26, 2019. Photo: AFP

US-backed Syrian forces evacuate families before final assault on Islamic State

  • Thousands taken to safety from town of Baghouz, the last area controlled by IS
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Civilians evacuated from the Islamic State (IS) group’s embattled holdout of Baghouz wait at a screening area held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) during an operation to expel IS jihadists from the area, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on February 26, 2019. Photo: AFP
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