Trucks prepare to evacuate last civilians from Syrian ISIS enclave - SDF source

Vehicles belonging to the US-led coalition drive down a street on February 17, 2019, in the frontline Syrian village of Baghuz. (AFP)

Trucks entered the ISIS enclave in eastern Syria on Tuesday to evacuate remaining civilians, a source in the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said.

The SDF has said isolating the civilians in the enclave at Baghouz from the remaining extremists holed up inside is a crucial step towards the final capture of the area - the last territory held by the extremist group in eastern Syria.

A Reuters witness in a location near Baghouz saw dozens of trucks moving along a road towards the village.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:04 - GMT 11:04
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