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Frees ‘human shields’

13 Aug, 2016


A man cuts the bread of civilian who was the evacuated with others  Islamic State releases hundreds of civilians they used as human shields while fleeing a crumbling stronghold in northern Syria.¬†The retreat from the city, which IS captured in 2014. marks the militants’ worst defeat yet at the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an Arab-Kurdish alliance supported by US air power.¬†Fleeing fighters took around 2,000 civilians, including women and children, on Friday to ward off air strikes as they headed to the IS-held frontier town of Jarabulus, according to the SDF.