ISIS militants ousted from Syrian city of Manbij
August 06, 2016  16:47
Kurdish and Arab militias seized full control of the northern Syrian city of Manbij after fierce fighting with ISIS militants, a rights group reported Saturday.

The militias are combing the city, searching for remaining ISIS militants, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

US officials describe Manbij as a strategic supply point for ISIS, and the terror group's principal hub between Raqqa, the capital of its self-declared caliphate, and Turkey.

Rebel forces launched the offensive to take back Manbij in early June.
It's yet another stronghold ISIS has given up in recent months after the loss of parts of Sirte in Libya, and Falluja in Iraq.
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