” Go forward “
“If, in the course of our advance, we discover that there are still civilians, we will isolate them from the fighting, but we are forced to move forward,” he added. Jihadists are now entrenched in the eastern periphery of Baghouz village, located on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, not far from the Iraqi border.
After having conquered from 2014 whole swathes of Syria and Iraq and self-proclaimed a “caliphate” on a territory as big as Great Britain, Daesh has not stopped beating in the last two years under the stroke of multiple distinct offensives.
Triggered on March 15, 2011, by the suppression of pro-democracy protests, the war in Syria, which has become more complex over the years with the involvement of several actors, has left more than 360,000 people dead and pushed millions to flee.