Islamic State group take 2,000 Syrian hostages as ‘human shields’

Islamic State group take 2,000 Syrian hostages as ‘human shields’

Islamic State group fighters seized around 2,000 civilians to use as “human shields” Friday as they fled their stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria, US-backed forces and a monitor said. The Arab-Kurdish alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) expelled most of the IS fighters from the town last week, but a small number […]