Large Cloud of Smoke Rises From Islamic State Encampment in Baghuz

The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) released a video said to show fighting with Islamic State in Baghuz on March 18.

Lorenzo Orsetti, an Italian fighter with the group, was killed in clashes with Islamic State in Baghuz, the group said on March 19.

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: YPG Press Office via Storyful