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U.S., Russia Back Syrian Forces Advancing Toward ISIS-Held Cities

Syrian Kurds march during the funeral of fighters, who died during an assault launched by Arab and Kurdish forces against Islamic State (IS) group fighters in the town of Manbij, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane on June 4, 2016. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrian Kurds march during the funeral of fighters, who died during an assault launched by Arab and Kurdish forces against Islamic State (IS) group fighters in the town of Manbij, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane on June 4, 2016. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

The Syrian Army, helped by Russia, is advancing toward Raqqa, the ISIS stronghold in northern Syria. At the same time, the U.S. is backing the Syrian Democratic forces who are assaulting another city held by ISIS in the region, the city of Manbij, near the border with Turkey.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young hears the latest from Syria-based Reuters reporter John Davison.

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