Mainly Kurdish fighters control much of Syrian IS stronghold

August 6, 2016 9:22 AM

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BEIRUT – Activists say predominantly Kurdish fighters are now in control of most of a stronghold of the Islamic State group in northern Syria after a push under the cover of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Syria Democratic Forces are in control of most of the town of Manbij amid fighting in northern neighborhoods and the town's center.

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