Thursday, July 21, 2016

U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Give The Islamic State '48 Hours' To Leave Manbij

Heavy fighting is reported around Manbij, where ISIS is struggling to hold on amid air and ground attacks

Al Jazeera: Syria war: ISIL given '48 hours' to leave Manbij

Ultimatum by US-backed forces comes days after coalition strikes allegedly killed 56 civilians in the northern city.

US-backed Syrian rebels have given the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group 48 hours to leave their stronghold of Manbij in Syria.

Thursday's announcement comes two days after strikes launched by the US-led coalition fighting ISIL (also known as ISIS) reportedly killed at least 56 civilians in the Tokhar area in the northern city of Manbij of the Aleppo governate.

"This initiative is the last remaining chance for besieged members of Da'esh [the Arabic acronym for ISIL] to leave the town," the Manbij Military Council, part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, said, according to AFP news agency.

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More News On The U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Giving The Islamic State '48 Hours' To Leave Manbij

U.S.-backed Syrian force gives Islamic State 48 hours to leave Manbij -- Reuters
US-backed forces give IS group '48 hours' to leave Syria's Manbij -- AFP
US-backed Syria fighters give IS 48 hours to leave town -- AP

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