U.S.-backed forces cut off all routes into IS-held Manbij: Syrian Observatory

June 10, 2016 9:02 AM

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BEIRUT U.S.-backed forces cut off all routes in and out of the Islamic State-held city of Manbij near the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

The Syria Democratic Forces, supported by U.S.-led air strikes and U.S. special forces, seized control of the final road leading into Manbij and have encircled the city, the British-based Observatory said.

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