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Syrian Fighters Seize Half of Manbij From Islamic State

Syrians battling Islamic State fighters in Manbij now have control of about half of the city, a spokesman for the anti-IS coalition said Friday. Colonel Chris Garver, the spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, told reporters Friday via teleconference from Baghdad that U.S.-backed Syrian Arab Coalition fighters have control of the western half of Manbij and continue to tighten their circle around the city. Unlike fights for the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, however, where Islamic...

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