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IS frees hundreds of abducted civilians in north Syria

Latest Update: August 13, 2016 | 254 Views
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BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has freed hundreds of civilians used by the jihadists as human shields while retreating in northern Syrian, US-backed forces and a monitor said Saturday.

A source from the Syrian Democratic Forces, which pushed IS from the city of Manbij this week with the aid of US-led air strikes, told AFP that some civilians taken by the jihadists as they fled were able to escape while “others were freed”.

AFP