Smoke clouds hanging over the IS-held northern Syrian town of Manbij
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Syria conflict: Exclusive BBC report from inside IS-held Manbij

21 July 2016 Last updated at 16:18 BST

The BBC's Feras Kilani gets exclusive access to the Syrian town of Manbij, where an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters are fighting to drive out the so-called Islamic State (IS).

The Syrian Defence Forces (SDF) encircled the northern city last month, trapping thousands of civilians, and fighting is taking place street by street.

Our reporter is the first international journalist to get inside Manbij since the start of the battle to force IS out.