Women burn black burqas after liberation of Manbij from ISIS

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Women burnt black burqas, while men cut their beards in the Syrian city of Manbij on Saturday to celebrate the liberation of the city from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). During the final days of fighting, over 2,000 civilian hostages who had reportedly been used as “human shields” were freed by advancing Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) forces, which are backed by the US.

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