Kurdish-led forces said that around 3,000 IS group members have surrendered from the group’s last holdout in Syria.

Meanwhile, the air raids and shelling resumed after a brief lull.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces has been trying to crush holdout is fighters for weeks but the mass outpouring of men, women and children from the riverside hamlet has bogged down its advance.

Backed by the US-led coalition, the SDF renewed its assault after warning remaining is fighters their time was up