The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by US airstrikes, seized today several villages to the southeast of ISIS stronghold on Manbij.

The West-backed forces managed to oust the terror group from villages of al-Rus, al-Heizah, al-Mashi and al-Gharra mountain.

The American support of this military operation was not limited to conducting effective airstrikes and providing logistics. US marines are fighting hand in hand with the Kurdish fighters, and even wearing their badges.

Earlier this day, the Kurdish fighters captured several villages to the northwest of Tishreen dam.

Located nearly 70 km to the northeast of Aleppo, Manbij was taken over by ISIS militants in January 2014 after overrunning the local rebel fighters. The city has ever since become a hub for trading looted artifacts and archaeological digging equipment.

In May 25, thousands of fighters massed under the Syrian Democratic Forces  as part of a wide-scale offensive to rapture the northern Syrian city of al-Raqqa, currently the heartland of ISIS in Syria.

The US-backed campaign was capable to oust ISIS jihadists from several villages around Ain Essa, nearly 50 km to the north of al-Raqqa.

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daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

USMC doesn’t works as an “embeded” special force. More likely to be DEVGRU, Delta Force, Rangers or smth like that. You can say that SDF is backed by Russia (airdrops of ammos and weapons), France and Germany too, they just don’t advertize it. I wouldn’t be surprized to learn that China or India are helping the kurds too as they have problems with the zombies too.. And I clearly spotted french speaking saying “De Victor à autorité” (the rest was unintelligible) during an airstrike video shot around Manbij 2 days ago so it was clearly french spotters reporting the hit… Read more »

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I’m not so sure YPG wants to take Raqqa : it’s an arab town and RBSS is constantly saying s**t on kurds. IMHO, they consider much more seriously to take Azaz, Manbij and anything between to join the two parts of Rojava and create a buffer zone at turkish border which is a good key to blocade IS supplies thru Turkey and, BTW, make Gollum mad… They are likely to cut other supply lines, incl. Deir Ezzor ones but I feel that SAA taking Raqqa makes much more sense.

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The French is probably Canadians. They have been doing target marking

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The SDF now has two advances on IS. One the advance on Raqqah, multy axis from the north west, north east and north, and a second multiaxis advance on Manbij.

The latter advance is to close the border with Turkey, to unite the Rojava cantons, to liberate the many kurdish villages and towns from both the rebels and IS and to crush the islamists.

Not many people know that a large part of the Azaz corridorthat was taken by the SDF in februari is wholly or partly kurdish.

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Kurdos ratas imperialistas hdp