Is it all over for ISIL in Syria? l Inside Story – Al Jazeera English
ISIL once controlled an area stretching from Western Syria to Eastern Iraq, that’s nearly the size of the UK.
It proclaimed a caliphate in 2014 and imposed its harsh rule on millions of people. But it was flushed out of Iraq and eventually lost most of its ground in Syria.
What’s left of the group now is confined to a tiny part of the Syrian village of Baghouz, vowing a battle to the death.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, made up of mainly Kurdish fighters, has launched an offensive to retake the village.
So, if ISIL is cleared out of its final foothold will the threat from the group be over?
And where will its fighters go?
Presenter: Elizabeth Puranam
Mohammed Masbah, Director at the Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis
Yusuf Alabarda, Security Analyst at SETA
Macer Gifford, Human Rights Activist and Anti-ISIS campaigner.