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    WATCH Blast Rock Manbij as Alleged Daesh Bomber Blows Herself Up [GRAPHIC 18+]

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    The powerful blast took the lives of over 20 people, including several US servicemen. Daesh* reportedly claimed responsibility for the deadly attack soon afterwards.

    A CCTV camera captured the moment when a bomb rocked a busy street in the Kurdish-held city of Manbij on 16 January. A woman, wearing a black niqab, can be seen on the street just seconds prior to the blast, but it's unclear whether she actually was a suicide bomber and responsible for the attack. The footage, published by the outlet EHA News, shows several pedestrians near the epicentre of the explosion falling to the ground, with a boy running away scared immediately after the blast.

    WARNING: THE FOLLOWING VIDEO IS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC AND MAY OFFEND SENSIBILITIES

    READ MORE: Erdogan: Terror Attack in Manbij, Syria May Be Aimed to Influence US Withdrawal

    Daesh* has reportedly claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, which claimed the lives of over 20 people, including several US servicemen. The blast came in wake of the planned American military withdrawal from Syria, earlier announced by President Donald Trump, who claimed that the US had achieved its goal of eliminating Daesh*.

    *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist organization banned in Russia

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