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In Syria, US-backed Kurdish and Arab forces have seized full control of the northern city of Manbij near the Turkish border from Islamic State.

A spokesman for Syria Democratic Forces said the city is now fully under our control but we are undertaking sweeping operations.

Roads to Aleppo and to the IS capital Raqqa, pass through the town.

Meanwhile, 18 people including children and staff have been killed in airstrikes on a hospital and a market in northern Aleppo province. 

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