SDF Fighters Retake more Areas from ISIS Terrorists in Manbij in Syria’s Aleppo

SDF Fighters Retake more Areas from ISIS Terrorists in Manbij in Syria’s Aleppo
Fri Jul 1, 2016 18:23:02

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) beat the ISIS back from more positions in the town of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo after hours of non-stop battle, Kurdish sources said on Friday.

"The SDF fighters stormed ISIL's strongholds and seized back Madfaa square near Western gate of Manbij and the police traffic building at the M4 Highway," the sources said.

"The SDF is likely attempting to separate the Eastern and Western parts of the town in order to cut off different ISIL units and defeat them one after another," the sources added.

In relevant developments in the province on Thursday, the 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 ISIL members were killed by the Kurdish forces during the operation”.

There are several reports suggesting that ISIL 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, FNA reported.

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