Syrian Democratic Forces Take Key District from ISIS in Syria’s Manbij

Syrian Democratic Forces Take Key District from ISIS in Syria’s Manbij
Thu Jun 30, 2016 21:37:17

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gained more grounds in battle to liberate the strategic town of Manbij in Northern Syria as they managed to recapture a key district in the strategic battlefield against the ISIS terrorist group.

“Al-Asadiyah district, liberated after a fierce onslaught by the SDF, lies within the distance of less than one kilometer to the Manbij’s city center,” a Kurdish source said, adding that "up to 25 ISIS members were killed by the Kurdish forces during the operation”.

There are several reports suggesting that ISIS terrorists are using local residents as human shield to make SDF advances slower, as the terrorists group is attempting to buy time and space to retreat from the strategic town in the Northern Syria’s Aleppo Province.

Earlier reports on Thursday said the Kurdish forces were gaining more grounds in their battle against ISIS in the Southern districts of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo and entered the town's strategic areas.

After entering the town, the Kurdish forces gained control of al-Morour square in the Southern parts of al-Hazawaeneh region, field sources reported.

In a relevant development in Western Aleppo, the Syrian army and popular forces advanced to the nearby areas of Jamiat al-Zahra town.

"The Syrian army, supported by the Syrian and Russian fighter jets, advanced towards Jamiat al-Zahra town, the industrial centers and the road which links the Western Aleppo to Jamiat al-Zahra and the surroundings of the two towns of Qabtan al-Jabal and Dar al-Izza," a field source said on Wednesday.

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