VIDEO: United States Claims Airstrikes against ISIS Positions near Turkey’s Border

Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:32:43

The United States Department of Defense released footage on Monday (August 15) that showed coalition air strikes on Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL / IS) targets in Syria.

The strikes were conducted on July 21 on Islamic State fighting positions near Manbij, Syria, the Combined Joint Task Force said.

US-backed forces have seized full control of the northern Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish border after the last remaining Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL / IS) fighters, who had been using civilians as human shields, left, a spokesman for the group said August 12.

The operation, in which US Special Forces played a significant role, marks the most ambitious advance by a group allied to Washington in Syria since the United States launched its military campaign against Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL / IS) two years ago.

US officials have said that completion of the Manbij operation would create the conditions to move on the militant group’s de facto capital of Raqqa.

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