Original article published by Yahoo News, 20 March 2019
Kurdish forces battling Islamic State in Baghuz lit fires and fired guns to celebrate the upcoming Kurdish new year, Rojava Information Center said.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on March 19 that they were in control of the Islamic State “encampment area” in Baghuz. The SDF said this was “significant progress” but not outright victory, as a group of IS fighters “confined into a tiny area” were continuing to resist. Credit: Rojava Information Center via Storyful