Syrian rebels capture Islamic State headquarters in Manbij: U.S. military

July 19, 2016 11:42 AM

12 0

Syrian rebels capture Islamic State headquarters in Manbij: U.S. military

WASHINGTON U.S.-backed rebels fighting Islamic State militants in Syria captured a headquarters operation as they pushed into the western part of the town of Manbij over the weekend, the U.S. military said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Islamic State headquarters, which was located in a hospital, was being used as a command center and logistics hub. The U.S.-backed Syrian rebels also took control of part of the town, enabling civilians in the area to flee the fighting, the statement said.

Also read: Libyan forces take control of Islamic State holdouts in Sirte: spokesman

Read more

To category page

Loading...