Baghouz is a town in the Deri-ez-Zor district of the Autonomous Administrations of North and East Syria. It is famous for being the last ISIS-held stronghold to be captured in the Syrian conflict. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Al-Baghuz Fawqani had a population of 10,649 in the 2004 census.
During the course of the war, the Baghuz area (including the nearby town Baghuz at-Tahtani) came under the control of Daesh (ISIS). During a multi-year campaign in eastern Syria, the town was captured from Daesh by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). On Saturday, 23 March 2019, SDF forces, backed by the US, retook all of Al-Baghuz Fawqani, ending ISIL’s territorial rule over Syria and depriving the group of its final “capital,” as well as removing almost all of the territory under their control.
The water station in Baghouz is one of the important water stations in the region, as it provides drinking water to approximately 45,000 people.