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US-Backed Fighters Liberate Syria's Manbij From ISIS: Officials

Specifics of the operation and the status of thousands of residents in the town were not immediately clear, NBC News reported

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    US-Backed Fighters Liberate Syria's Manbij From ISIS: Officials
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    A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) indicates a safe street to civilians fleeing the zones controlled by the Islamic State group on August 7, 2016 in the northern Syrian town of Manbij, a day after SDF retook it from ISIS.

    U.S.-backed fighters have liberated the Syrian town of Manbij from ISIS, observers and Syrian-Kurdish officials said Saturday.

    Specifics of the operation and the status of thousands of residents in the town were not immediately clear, NBC News reported.

    The northern town "is under full control" of rebels, Nasser Haj Mansour of the predominantly Kurdish Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) told the Associated Press.

    He said search operations are still underway to find extremists who might be hiding in the town.

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    [NATL] Dog Delivers Basket of Water on Baseball Field

    A viral video of minor league baseball dog delivering water at a Fort Wayne TinCaps game has surfaced on Twitter.

    Video of 'Jake the Diamond Dog' was posted as the golden retriever carried a basket filled with bottled water out to the umpire between innings taken at a recent game.

    The video was posted by Indiana news station WPTA's sports anchor Zach Groth.

    Jake delivers water to umpires on the field in a basket and reportedly makes an appearance at a variety of minor league baseball games and has done so for several years.

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    "Thank God. We are happy. Thank God we got rid of [ISIS]. May God hold them to account!" an unidentified woman in the town shouted, according to video footage obtained by Reuters.