Gulf Times - Manbij
Islamic State group kills 7 US-backed fighters in Syria

Islamic State group kills 7 US-backed fighters in Syria

The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed an attack on US-backed forces in the northern Syrian city of Manbij, days after their "caliphate" was declared defeated.

Syrian army enters Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

Syrian army enters Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

Syrian troops deployed in support of Kurdish forces around a strategic northern city on Friday, in a shift of alliances hastened by last week's announcement of a US military withdrawal.

Turkish-backed rebels reinforce around Manbij as US prepares pull-out

Turkish-backed rebels reinforce around Manbij as US prepares pull-out

Turkish-backed Syrian forces have reinforced the area around the town of Manbij, a rebel spokesman said on Monday, as they prepare for a withdrawal of US troops following Washington's surprise decision to pull out of Syria.

Turkey says Kurdish militants leaving Syria's Manbij will be disarmed

Turkey says Kurdish militants leaving Syria's Manbij will be disarmed

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will be stripped of their weapons when withdrawing from the northern Syrian city of Manbij as part of a roadmap agreed with the United States, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

Syrian militia says Manbij under protection of US-led alliance

Syrian militia says Manbij under protection of US-led alliance

The northern Syrian city of Manbij is under the protection of the US-led coalition against Islamic State after an increase in "Turkish threats" against the city, a Kurdish-allied militia that controls the city said.

Turkish warplanes, artillery hit targets in north Syria

Turkish warplanes, artillery hit targets in north Syria

Turkish warplanes and artillery struck targets held by the Kurdish YPG militia in north Syria on Sunday, security sources said, as Turkey pressed on with a cross-border campaign launched last week with its Syrian rebel allies.

Kurdish forces must pull back to get US support after Manbij: Biden

Kurdish forces must pull back to get US support after Manbij: Biden

The United States has made it clear to Syrian Kurdish forces that they must return to east of the Euphrates river after seizing control of the Syrian town of Manbij to retain US support, Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday.

Even after defeat, IS sows fear in Syria's Manbij

Even after defeat, IS sows fear in Syria's Manbij

When Fatima and Mohammad pushed open their front door -- elated to return to Syria's Manbij after it was retaken from jihadists -- their weeks-long dream of coming home turned into a nightmare.

IS frees hundreds of 'human shields' in Syria

IS frees hundreds of 'human shields' in Syria

Islamic State group jihadists have released hundreds of civilians they used as human shields while fleeing a crumbling stronghold in northern Syria, but the fate of others remained unknown Saturday.

IS abducts around 2,000 civilians in north Syria

IS abducts around 2,000 civilians in north Syria

Islamic State group fighters seized around 2,000 civilians to use as "human shields" Friday as they fled their stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria, US-backed forces and a monitor said.

Islamic State "almost completely" ousted from Syrian city of Manbij

Islamic State "almost completely" ousted from Syrian city of Manbij

US-backed forces trying to oust Islamic State militants from the Syrian city of Manbij took "almost complete control" of the city on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

US-backed Syrian force gives Islamic State 48 hours to leave Manbij

US-backed Syrian force gives Islamic State 48 hours to leave Manbij

A US-backed force fighting to drive Islamic State out of Manbij said on Thursday it was giving the jihadist group 48 hours to pull out of the surrounded northern Syrian city.