Fighting in north Syria town after IS ignore offer to leave

July 22, 2016 12:00 PM

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BEIRUT – An opposition activist group and a Kurdish official say fighting is taking place in a northern Syrian town held by the Islamic State group after the militants did not respond to an offer to withdraw from the encircled town within 48 hours.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is reporting fighting in the town of Manbij Friday.

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