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Sat Aug 13, 2016, 02:56 PM

US-backed anti-ISIS coalition frees 2000 hostages in Manbij. Residents celebrate their liberation.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37066304

Residents in the northern Syrian city of Manbij have been celebrating new freedoms after being liberated from the rule of so-called Islamic State.

They have poured into the streets enjoying basic rights they had been denied for two years, including shaving off their beards and smoking.

US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters fought 73 days to drive IS out of Manbij, close to the Turkish border.

About 2,000 civilians being used as human shields were also freed.

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Reply US-backed anti-ISIS coalition frees 2000 hostages in Manbij. Residents celebrate their liberation. (Original post)
pnwmom Aug 2016 OP
lapucelle Aug 2016 #1
4139 Aug 2016 #3
lapucelle Aug 2016 #5
politicaljunkie41910 Aug 2016 #2
Eleanors38 Aug 2016 #4

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Aug 13, 2016, 03:03 PM

1. It would be nice if US news outlets covered this story,

but they're too busy reporting fake Clinton scandals and bogus Trump claims.

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Response to 4139 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 13, 2016, 06:10 PM

5. I saw it on the CNN chyron only for most of today.

It's great that NBC is covering it.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Aug 13, 2016, 03:33 PM

2. Congratulations to our troops for a job well done. And they did so without Trump's help.

Trump claims to love our troops, but he calls them a disaster. Trump knows nothing about military strategy and would have made a disaster Commander-in-Chief. I can't imagine the majority of our soldiers wanting a C-I-C as dishonest and delusional as Trump.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Aug 13, 2016, 03:42 PM

4. For now, it's hard to find a better ally than the Kurds.

 

I wonder how they were able to free 2,000 hostages without the Daesh slaughtering them.

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