Children believed to be from the Yazidi community, who were captured by Islamic State   fighters,  after being evacuated from the terror group’s holdout of Baghouz, at a screening area this week run  by the  Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces . Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Salwa Sayed al-Omar spent years as a Yazidi prisoner of the Islamic State terror group but she escaped its clutches this week, fleeing its last popul(...)

Civilians evacuated from  Islamic State’s holdout of Baghouz wait for bread and water at a screening area held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor, on Tuesday. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of people could still be left inside Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said, as t(...)

 Civilians evacuated from the Islamic State  group’s embattled holdout of Baghouz wait at a screening area held by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. Photograph: Getty Images

Hundreds of Islamic State fighters surrendered on Wednesday and hundreds more of their jihadist comrades were caught trying to escape the hardline gro(...)

A woman carries her injured child after leaving Islamic State’s last holdout of Baghouz, Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

US-supported forces besieging Islamic State holdouts in the Syrian village of Baghouz cannot cope with the more than 43,000 men, women and children wh(...)

Women and children wait to be searched by members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces  after leaving the Islamic State terror  group’s last holdout in Baghouz, in  eastern Syria. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds more people have left the last area held by the Islamic State terror group in eastern Syria and gathered in a massive reception area to be se(...)

Smoke billows after shelling on Baghouz, Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State launched car bombs and suicide attackers against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) assaulting Baghouz, in a last-ditch effort to stave (...)

Civilians evacuated this week from Baghouz, the Islamic State terror  group’s last enclave in Syria. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

US-backed Syrian fighters said on Friday they expect a fierce battle with Islamic State militants still holed up in their last enclave in eastern Syr(...)

Civilians evacuated from the Islamic State terror group’s  holdout of Baghouz wait at a screening area held by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

A mass grave containing the bodies of dozens of people killed by the Islamic State terror group, including many women, has been found in territory re(...)

A military vehicle with the US-backed coalition in Syria drives behind a convoy of trucks carrying civilians from the Isis hold-out of Baghouz, Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

The Islamic State terror group looked close to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday as civilians poured out and the US-backed Syri(...)

Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces at  the frontline Syrian village of Baghouz. Photograph:  Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

Air strikes targeted Islamic State’s last pocket in eastern Syria late on Tuesday as US-backed fighters pressed for a victory that would bring the jih(...)

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