Instagram post by @lynseyaddario Lynsey Addario

Women and children who have just surrendered to Syrian Defense Forces in the human corridor outside of Baghouz wait to be transported to al-Hol camp in Hasaka province. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces claimed victory in late March over the last remaining sliver of land controlled by the brutal Islamic state in the town of Baghuz, as tens of thousands of the fighters’ family members have surrendered through a human corridor set up by the SDF during the past six weeks under heavy bombardment and intense clashes. Women and children, most of whom continued to pledge their unwavering support of ISIS, and some who were likely being used as human shields, had been living in tunnels and caves with limited food, medicine, and sanitation. March 2019, shot on assignment for @natgeo.

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