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ISIS abducts 2,000 civilians in Syria

ISIS group fighters on Friday seized around 2,000 civilians as they fled the former militant stronghold of Manbij

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ISIS group fighters on Friday seized around 2,000 civilians as they fled the former militant stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria, US-backed forces and a monitoring group said.

The Arab-Kurdish alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) expelled most ISIS fighters from the town last week, but a small number remained.

“While withdrawing from a district of Manbij, jihadists abducted around 2,000 civilians,” the SDF said.