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US-Backed Fighters Liberate Syria's Manbij From ISIS: Officials

Specifics of the operation and the status of thousands of residents in the town were not immediately clear, NBC News reported

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    A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) indicates a safe street to civilians fleeing the zones controlled by the Islamic State group on August 7, 2016 in the northern Syrian town of Manbij, a day after SDF retook it from ISIS.

    U.S.-backed fighters have liberated the Syrian town of Manbij from ISIS, observers and Syrian-Kurdish officials said Saturday.

    Specifics of the operation and the status of thousands of residents in the town were not immediately clear, NBC News reported.

    The northern town "is under full control" of rebels, Nasser Haj Mansour of the predominantly Kurdish Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) told the Associated Press.

    He said search operations are still underway to find extremists who might be hiding in the town.

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    "Thank God. We are happy. Thank God we got rid of [ISIS]. May God hold them to account!" an unidentified woman in the town shouted, according to video footage obtained by Reuters.