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    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)

    A US-backed militant group in Syria has given Daesh jihadists 48 hours to leave the key northern city of Manbij, US media reported on Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The so-called Syria Democratic Forces said in its statement, cited by the New York Times newspaper, that Daesh fighters would be allowed to take only light weapons with them.

    The ultimatum came two days after reports of civilian killings by US-led coalition airstrikes near the Daesh stronghold. On Wednesday, National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces called on the anti-Daesh coalition to halt the airstrikes amid the alleged killing of "over 125 civilians."

    The coalition of more than 65 Western and Arab nations has been carrying out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq against the Islamic State, outlawed in multiple countries including the United States and Russia, since the summer of 2014.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


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