Syrian Kurdish women mourn during the funeral of eight members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who died during an assault against the Islamic State (IS) group in the town of Manbij, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane (aka Ain al-Arab) on June 24, 2016. 
The US-backed Kurdish and Arab forces, pushed further into the Islamic State group stronghold of Manbij, seizing a key road junction and grain silos overlooking the city, a monitoring group said. The city lies close to the border with Turkey and is a key staging post on the jihadists' supply line to areas under its control in eastern Syria and neighbouring Iraq.

 / AFP / DELIL SOULEIMAN        (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)