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Pressing Syria offensive, Turkey urges U.S. pullback

Jan 27, 2018 - 9:40 PM

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to expand the offensive against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to Manbij, east of Afrin

ISIS frees hundreds of 'human shields' in Syria

Aug 13, 2016 - 8:08 PM

UPDATED The retreat of ISIS from the city of Manbij marks the jihadists worst defeat yet at the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces

Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walk amidst the rubble of destroyed buildings in the northern Syrian town of Manbij on August 7, 2016, as they comb the city in search of the last remaining jihadists, a day after they retook it from the Islamic State group. Delil Souleiman/AFP

Rebels turn tables on regime as ISIS loses Syria bastion

Aug 06, 2016 - 8:50 PM

Opposition fighters and allied jihadists capture territory south of Aleppo in a bid to cut off regime forces and open up a new route into besieged rebel held districts

Clashes rock Syria's Manbij as ISIS ignores ultimatum

Jul 24, 2016 - 12:30 AM

Thousands of civilians have already fled Manbij which lies in Syria s northern Aleppo province

ISIS mounts fierce defense of besieged Syrian bastion

Jun 18, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the Islamic State group in Iraq Syria ISIS carried out two suicide attacks and 5 car bombings in the southwestern suburbs of Manbij

SYRIA. A handout photograph made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows damage at the site of bombing in Assayidah Zainab neighborhood, Damascus, Syria, 11 June 2016. Photo by EPA

Raids on Syria market kill 21, hundreds flee ISIS bastion

Jun 13, 2016 - 12:55 AM

Several children are among the fatalities as air strikes hit the Syrian city of Idlib

A picture taken on June 12, 2016 shows Syrian Civil Defence members, known as the White Helmets, gather at a site following air strikes on the rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib, on June 12, 2016.  Air strikes on a market in Syria's Al-Qaeda-held city of Idlib killed at least 21 civilians including five children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that it was not clear who carried out the raids on the northwestern city, which is controlled by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and its allies. / AFP PHOTO / Omar haj kadour

Thousands flee ISIS Syria stronghold as coalition closes in

Jun 06, 2016 - 12:00 AM

UPDATED The Arab Kurdish offensive on the town of Manbij is one of two major assaults on the route ISIS uses to send in more fighters weapons and money from the Turkish border to its main Syrian bastion of Raqa

Syrians walk through the rubble following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Bustan al-Qasr on June 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Baraa Al-Halabi

Iraq's Fallujah operation slowed by civilians, ISIS resistance

Jun 01, 2016 - 10:55 PM

Around 50 000 civilians are believed to be trapped in Fallujah where the Islamic State has set up really tough defense systems to counter Iraqi soldiers

epa05329063 Iraqi military trucks take up position during a military operation southwest of Fallujah city, western Iraq on 25 May 2016. The Iraqi Army on 23 May began an offensive to take back the city of Fallujah, located around 50 kilometers east of Baghdad in the western province of Al Anbar, from the hands of the Islamic State (IS). EPA/NAWRAS AAMER