Syria war: Manbij celebrates liberation from ISIL

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Syria war: Manbij celebrates liberation from ISIL
"We are all happy. We cleared the city from Daesh and now people are returning to their homes," Abu Musab, a Manbij resident, told Al Jazeera, using an Arabic acronym for ISIL.

Celebrations have erupted in the Syrian city of Manbij, with civilians pouring onto the streets and rebel fighters claiming they have “liberated” all of the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. Scenes of jubilation could be seen in many neighbourhoods of the city over the weekend, with men clipping their…