Daesh’s Death Throes: Scenes from Inside ISIS’s Last Bastion in Syria

first published on March 20, 2019 by

Daesh has released a propaganda video from their last bastion in Baghouz, Syria. Reduced to a few hundred fighters – women and children among them – ISIS’s last territorial holding is just days away from being overrun by superior Kurdish forces.

The so-called Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency has released a propaganda video detailing the fight for its last territorial bastion in eastern Syria. Relegated to what appears to be a junkyard of destroyed vehicles and flimsy tents trapped against a river, the militants, women and children among them, desperately fire small-arms against Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) occupying the surrounding ridgelines. With Kurdish media releasing its own reports from the seemingly same small battlefield in recent days, the video does appear to be the final death throes of daesh’s territorial holdings in Syria and Iraq. However, this is far from the end of the ISIS threat as they have begun stepping up insurgency style attacks throughout the region and are aided by their affiliates abroad.