ISIS Repels U.S.-backed Forces in Northern Syria

The Syria Democratic Forces, comprised of Kurdish and Arab fighters aided by U.S. Special Forces, have been involved in the month-long Manbij operation aimed to seal off their last stretch of Syrian-Turkish frontier.

Suleiman al-Khalidi
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Special forces from the Syria Democratic Forces gather in Haj Hussein village, after taking control of it from ISIS fighters, in the southern rural area of Manbij, May 31, 2016.
Special forces from the Syria Democratic Forces gather in Haj Hussein village, after taking control of it from ISIS fighters, in the southern rural area of Manbij, May 31, 2016.Credit: Rodi Said/Reuters
Suleiman al-Khalidi

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