More suspected IS members leave extremists’ holdout in Syria

More suspected IS members leave extremists’ holdout in Syria

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Scores of suspected IS members, including foreign fighters, were screened and searched for concealed weapons and explosives Thursday after leaving the last pocket of territory held by the Islamic State group in Syria.

The men, their faces covered with dust, were divided into three groups — Syrians, Iraqis and other nationalities. Their names were taken and they were fingerprinted outside the eastern village of Baghouz, where the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by U.S.

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