Mustafa Bali News

U.S.-backed SDF says 38 Islamic State fighters killed in enclave

Three SDF fighters had been killed and 10 wounded, Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office, said in a post on Twitter.

Reuters , Africa Mar 12, 2019

Islamic State enclave pounded in U.S.-backed assault

Islamic State fighters attempted four suicide attacks but the SDF captured an arms dump, said Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office.

Reuters , Africa Mar 11, 2019

U.S.-backed Syrian force attacks Islamic State enclave

Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office, said no further civilians had emerged from the enclave at the Iraqi border since Saturday and the SDF had not observed any more civilians in the area, prompting the decision to attack.

Reuters , Africa Mar 10, 2019

New battle looms for Islamic State's last Syria enclave

However, the head of the SDF media centre, Mustafa Bali, said no more people had emerged on Friday.

Reuters , Africa Mar 8, 2019

Waves of people still leaving Islamic State's last Syrian enclave

“We are still hearing about the presence of thousands inside Baghouz,” SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali told al-Hadath television.

Reuters , Africa Mar 7, 2019

Final ISIS defeat looms as thousands leave last area in Syria

Mustafa Bali tweeted that about 3 000 came out of the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria on Monday through a humanitarian corridor established by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces for those who want to leave or surrender.

News 24 , South Africa Mar 5, 2019

Attack slows on Islamic State Syria pocket to save civilians - official

However, the head of the SDF media office, Mustafa Bali, said on Twitter early on Monday that some civilians were still there.

Reuters , Africa Mar 4, 2019

Islamic State faces final territorial defeat in eastern Syria battle

“We expect it to be over soon,” Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) told Reuters.

Reuters , Africa Mar 2, 2019

U.S.-backed SDF expects fierce battle in final IS enclave

DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) expect a fierce battle with Islamic State militants who are still holed up in the group’s last enclave in eastern Syria, Mustafa Bali, the head of the SDF media office, told Reuters on Friday.

Reuters , Africa Mar 1, 2019

Tunnels, civilians slow capture of Islamic State's last Syria pocket

“It is expected that there are still undiscovered tunnels, even rooms underground,” said Mustafa Bali, an SDF spokesman.

Reuters , Africa Feb 24, 2019