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ISIS's main Syria-Turkey supply route cut

Arab-Kurdish fighters backed by the United States on Friday cut the Islamic State (ISIS) group's main supply route between Syria and Turkey in a major setback for the jihadists.

ISIS has come under growing pressure on various fronts in Syria and Iraq, where it established its self-declared "caliphate" in 2014.

The extremists lost control Friday of a vital supply artery when Arab-Kurdish forces completely surrounded a key jihadist-held town.

"The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) cut off the last road from Manbij to the Turkish border," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group. READ MORE