Citizens Rejoice as ISIS Militants Flee Manjib, Syria

By: Jennifer Giorgi
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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed alliance composed of Arab and Kurdish fighters, said on Sunday that they were in control of all of Manbij, Syria. Manbij lies on a supply route between the Turkish border and the existing ISIS capital of Raqqa. The city had been under ISIS control for over two years but was recaptured on Friday after ten weeks of heavy fighting.

 

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A man cuts the beard of a civilian who was freed from Isis by the SDF in Manbij on August 12, 2016.
Credit: Reuters

 

A woman adding her veil to a pile of niqabs burning in Manbij, Syria, after being freed from Isis on August 12, 2016. Credit: Reuters

 

An SDF fighter kisses a crying man who was freed from Isis in Manbij, Syria, on August 12, 2016. Credit: Reuters