June 18, 2016

WINNING THE WoT:

Fight Against ISIS: Iraqi, Syrian Forces Make Major Gains (TIM MARCIN, 06/18/16, IB Times)

Iraqi forces advanced farther into the city Saturday, seizing a hospital as fighting continued, the Associated Press reported. Officials said Iraqi forces now control 80 percent of Fallujah. Thousands of people who had been trapped inside the city have managed to flee, according to the Times.

Meanwhile, U.S.-backed Syrian forces advanced Saturday to the western entrance of the ISIS-held city of Manbij, Reuters reported. The news agency cited sources. The city is the last remaining territory held by the extremist militants along the Syria-Turkey border. The forces are now a little over a mile from the city's center. There's been a major offensive on the city since the end of May, but until Saturday forces had been held out of Manbij. 

Posted by at June 18, 2016 6:09 PM

  

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