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US-backed forces give ISIS ‘48 hours’ to leave Syria’s Manbij

The warning came two days after strikes launched by the US-led coalition fighting ISIS reportedly killed at least 56 civilians fleeing Manbij

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US-backed Syrian fighters on Thursday gave ISIS 48 hours to leave their stronghold of Manbij in an effort to "protect civilian lives" there.

"This initiative is the last remaining chance for besieged members of Daesh (ISIS) to leave the town," said the Manbij Military Council, part of the Syrian Democratic Forces alliance.

The warning came two days after strikes launched by the US-led coalition fighting ISIS reportedly killed at least 56 civilians fleeing a town near Manbij.