U.S.-backed forces wrest control of Syria’s Manbij from Islamic State

By on August 13, 2016

BEIRUT U.S.-backed forces have seized full keep an eye on of northern metropolis of Manbij near the Turkish border after the last closing Islamic State fighters throughout the metropolis left, a spokesman for the workforce mentioned on Friday.

Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) had been now sweeping Town after the departure of a final team of militants who had been holed up in the metropolis. They’d freed over 2,000 civilian hostages who had been held through the militants, Sharfan Darwish of the SDF allied Manbij Militia Council told Reuters.

“The City is now totally under our regulate but we’re undertaking sweeping operations,” he advised Reuters.

(Reporting by using Suleiman Al-Khalidi; editing by means of Ralph Boulton)

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