VDO: SDF Kills 1000 ISIS Militants near Manbij in Aleppo, Liberates 400sq mi

Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:36:49

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says they killed about 1,000 Islamic State (IS, ISIS , ISIL , Daesh) terrorists around the northern Syrian town of Manbij since the beginning of the operation two weeks ago.

Manbij Military Council (MMC), an SDF ally whose fighters participate in the operation on Manbij, held a press conference in the village of Gabirkabeer around Manbij, and revealed the gains and losses of both sides, Kurdistan24 reports.

Abu Amjad, the spokesperson of MMC, commenced the conference saying that MMC and SDF liberated about of the lands around Manbij.  

Abu Amjad, the spokesperson of Manbij Military Council (MMC)

“In the 15th day of our operation on Manbij, about 1,000 terrorists were killed, including 560 bodies seized by our forces, in addition to huge amounts of arms and ammunitions.”

Abu Amjad also thanked the SDF and the International Coalition led by the US, UK, and France for their air support.

“Our forces made tremendous achievements under air cover provided by the International Coalition aircrafts,” he said.

U.S.-backed forces waging an offensive against the Islamic State-held city of Manbij in northern Syria  as the forces tightened their encirclement of the city.(Footage released by the Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA) showed heavy bombardment in a village near Manbij on Tuesday)

Speaking with Kurdistan24, Abu Amjad denied the claim that German troops were involved in Manbij operation.

“The Kurdish-led SDF and the Manbij Military Council forces are fighting ISIS with the support of the US-led coalition airstrikes,” he said.  

On Thursday, a Kurdistan24 correspondent embedded with the SDF on the eastern and southern fronts of Manbij, Ekrem Salih, reported that about nine ISIS insurgents confirmed dead and dozens were injured on the southern side of the town.


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