ISIS abducts 2,000 civilians in Syria

This image posted online on Monday, July. 18, 2016, by supporters of ISIS on an anonymous photo sharing website (militant photo via AP)

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52