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Manbij welcomes liberation

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in Manbij have been greeted as liberators from the strict rule of the "Islamic State." Pictures from the strategic town show a population happy to be free from the terror group's reign.

Kurdish and Arab militia under the umbrella of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Friday retook the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij from the so-called "Islamic State." The local population greeted the fighters as liberators from IS' strict rules.