Isis fighters firing at escaping family members, says coalition

Wives of jihadist fighters wounded as they flee Baghuz, the final Isis enclave in Syria

Islamic State fighters shot and wounded fleeing family members trying to escape from its besieged enclave in Syria, according to a coalition commander, as Kurdish forces continued to tighten the noose on the remaining extremists.

The battle to recapture the group’s last speck of territory is now only days from completion, Kurdish commanders said, with perhaps several hundred hardcore members dug into the centre of Baghuz village, a hamlet on the banks of the river Euphrates.

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Source: theguardian