U.S.-backed Syrian forces have a reason to celebrate after over 3,000 ISIS members surrendered in the town of Baghouz.
Mustafa Bali, the Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman tweeted updates that the “number of Daesh members surrendered to us since yesterday evening has risen to 3000. 3 Yazidi women and 4 children were rescued, too.”
This is a monumental blow to the terrorist organization that had declared itself a caliphate in 2014. The freshly captured ISIS fighters are some of the last holdouts in the region.
The news also falls in line with tactics shared by SDF Unit Commander Ali Cheir who stated that, “The objective of our advance is to terrorize IS fighters so they surrender, and for the civilians to come out.”
If things continue at this rate, Trump’s February prediction that ISIS would be defeated is close to becoming a reality.