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    Kurdish and Arab fighters advance into the Daesh jihadist's group bastion of Manbij, in northern Syria

    US Volunteer With Kurdish Forces Killed in Fight to Retake Manbij From Daesh

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    US volunteer with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) William Savage was killed during the operation to liberate the Syrian city of Manbij from the Daesh terrorist group, the YPG said in a statement on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Savage was severely injured by Daesh bombardment and died from his injuries on August 10, the statement said. The YPG noted that he had been helping civilians to escape from Manbij.

    Originally from the US state of Maryland, Savage joined the Kurdish fighters in 2015 and had participated in a number of anti-Daesh operations. He adopted the Kuridsh name Amed Kobane.

    Savage is the fourth US citizen to be killed while fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria. On July 21, the YPG announced that Nevada-born volunteer Levi Jonathan Shirley was killed in the Manbij operation.

    The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recaptured Manbij on August 13 after a 73-day campaign against Daesh, which is outlawed in the United States, Russia and many other nations.

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