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Iran says planned US-backed force inside Syria would fan war

Iran says planned US-backed force inside Syria would fan war

Iran said on Tuesday a new US-backed, 30,000-strong force inside Syria would "fan the flames of war", echoing the vehement response of Syria, Turkey and Russia to the plan.

US-backed Syrian force gives Islamic State 48 hours to leave Manbij

US-backed Syrian force gives Islamic State 48 hours to leave Manbij

A US-backed force fighting to drive Islamic State out of Manbij said on Thursday it was giving the jihadist group 48 hours to pull out of the surrounded northern Syrian city.