The Islamic State faces defeat in area where it declared itself a caliphate in 2014
About 150 members of the Islamic State surrendered to U.S.-backed forces in Syria on Monday, according to a Reuters report.
The IS forces face defeat in Bahouz, in eastern Syria, which is the only remaining land the militants hold after declaring themselves a caliphate there in 2014.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 150 jihadists, along with 250 civilians, left the area on Monday morning, reported Reuters.
The surrender followed a major assault this weekend on IS-territory in Bahouz by the Syrian Democratic Forces which had suspended its attacks for two weeks in order to let civilians flee the area.