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12 Things ISIS Fighters Abandoned Before They Fled

Tanks, blindfolds, niqabs and mass graves.

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With its self-proclaimed caliphate in decline, ISIS fighters are fleeing villages and towns in Syria and Iraq following a ground offensive that began last fall. Reuters photographers have been documenting these former ISIS strongholds as the group continues to lose territory. Here are some of the things they found abandoned by the fighters.


Matt Tucker is the UK Picture Editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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