Syrian rebels 'seize key town Manbij from IS'

August 6, 2016 8:48 AM

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Syrian rebels 'seize key town Manbij from IS'

A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters has seized most of a key Syrian city from so-called Islamic State (IS), activists and commanders say.

Manbij is situated at an intersection of roads just south of the Turkish border.

Also read: Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria's Deir al-Zor: agencies

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