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US-backed Syrian force gives IS, 48 hours to leave

Statement from Manbij Military Council said that IS would be allowed to leave with light weapons

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Publish Date: Jul 21 2016 6:13PM | Updated Date: Jul 21 2016 6:13PM

US-backed Syrian force gives IS, 48 hours to leave

A statement from the Manbij Military Council said the Islamic State militants would be allowed to leave the city with light weapons, without a fight. The US-backed force fighting to drive Islamic State out of Manbij generated the statement on Thursday.

 
In the statement they gave 48 hours time to pull out of the surrounded northern Syrian city. The statement also mentioned that militants would be allowed to leave the city with light weapons, without a fight.
 
It said their departure must take place within 48 hours and “this initiative is the only and the final one for the besieged Daesh elements to leave the city.”
 
The council is allied to the US-backed Kurdish and Arab alliance known as the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), which has been fighting Islamic State in northern Syria with the support of air strikes from a US-led coalition.
 
Activists say dozens of civilians have been killed this week in air strikes in the city and to the north, and the opposition Syrian National Coalition called for a suspension of the air strikes while the incidents are investigated.