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Syria: Six killed in IS suicide blast near Baghouz - SDF00:30

Syria: Six killed in IS suicide blast near Baghouz - SDF

Syrian Arab Republic, Baghouz
March 16, 2019 at 10:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Three self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants reportedly blew themselves up and killed six other people as they left the last IS stronghold near Baghouz, Friday, according to SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali.

Gun shots can be heard ringing out in the footage, which allegedly took place moments after the blasts.

The attacks targeted surrendering family members of IS militants at three crossing points from the enclave into territory controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Bali said on Twitter.

Bali also reported on Twitter that around 1,300 IS fighters and their families surrendered on Thursday.

The US-backed attack on IS's final stronghold has been periodically paused since it began on March 1, to allow thousands of civilians, many of them reportedly wives and children of IS fighters, to leave.

Syria: Six killed in IS suicide blast near Baghouz - SDF00:30
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Three self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants reportedly blew themselves up and killed six other people as they left the last IS stronghold near Baghouz, Friday, according to SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali.

Gun shots can be heard ringing out in the footage, which allegedly took place moments after the blasts.

The attacks targeted surrendering family members of IS militants at three crossing points from the enclave into territory controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Bali said on Twitter.

Bali also reported on Twitter that around 1,300 IS fighters and their families surrendered on Thursday.

The US-backed attack on IS's final stronghold has been periodically paused since it began on March 1, to allow thousands of civilians, many of them reportedly wives and children of IS fighters, to leave.