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Wives of IS fighters walk under the supervision of a female fighter from the SDF in northeastern Syria

Wives of IS fighters walk under the supervision of a female fighter from the SDF in northeastern Syria

Trucks began evacuating civilians from Islamic State's last pocket of ground in east Syria on Wednesday, a spokesman for USA -backed fighters there said, a step seen as crucial towards the final capture of the area.

The U.S. -led coalition said "the most hardened ISIS fighters remain in Baghouz".

AFP correspondents at the SDF staging point outside Baghouz saw children, including young girls wearing veils, inside the trucks with men and veiled women.

"Many of them are apparently being actively prevented from leaving by ISIL", the United Nations said in a statement, using another acronym for IS.

The convoy passed a position of the Kurdish-led SDF, which are spearheading the battle against the jihadists, after leaving the last ISIS holdout in the village of Baghouz, near the Iraqi border.

In Idlib, government forces shelled a bakery killing at least four people, including children, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, a war monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported a auto bomb that was detonated remotely as a convoy that includes workers and technicians who work at the oil field was passing.

There's a lot of discussion right now about whether we should allow jihadis who are citizens back into our countries.

After nearly five years, the battle to dismantle Isis' brutal "caliphate" is coming to an end in Baghuz, an unremarkable town on the Euphrates river deep in Syria's eastern desert.

On Tuesday, the SDF said that its fighters would attack the IS pocket once it had evacuated all the civilians who wanted to leave.

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"They've got a lot of civilians in there, they hold some Syrian Democratic Force prisoners and they are using them as human shields", Votel said of Islamic State.

More trucks were sent in Thursday to the tip of a corridor leading to the camp to evacuate more people, but Associated Press journalists on the ground outside Baghouz said no civilians emerged.

The SDF has been encircling the remaining IS-held territory for days, waiting to declare the territorial defeat of the extremist group.

"There are reports of a deal, but we don't know the details yet", he said. In the second, carried out that evening by a group of foreign militants, the SDF killed three militants and captured two, Bali said. Officials say the group is trying to re-assert its presence.

But SDF officials denied any negotiations are taking place.

Dino, a 26-year old fighter who has fought jihadists for years, on Monday said he was glad the battle was drawing to an end.

Beyond Baghouz, Daesh still has thousands of fighters and sleeper cells scattered across several countries.

U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal order has been criticized by allies at home and overseas.

The opposition's Syrian Civil Defense said the shelling killed five people including two children and also wounded five others.

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