Syria: Thousands more people leave the Islamic state group's last stronghold in the country
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Kurdish-led forces in eastern Syria captured around 400 Islamic State group jihadists as they attempted to slip out of their besieged enclave of Baghouz, a senior officer said Wednesday. The Syrian Democratic Forces intercepted a large group trying to escape from the village, the last tiny patch of territory under IS control, the officer said. Tens of thousands of people, mostly jihadist fighters and their relatives, have left IS's last bastions in and around Baghouz in recent weeks. Among the 3,500 people who poured out of Baghouz on Tuesday following intense bombardment by the SDF and its international allies, 500 were suspected fighters turning themselves in, the SDF said.