Over the last week, the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) have made significant advances into Manbij, pushing the Islamic State (IS) fighters into last stand positions in the old part of the city and in the northeast.

SDF now control all of the west of Manbij except Tetbekat Prison which is still held by IS. In the southeastern part of Manbij SDF have captured the whole of the Al-Kajli neighbourhood. Latest reports also suggest the SDF liberated the Al-Naimi district yesterday, Monday, immediately to the north of Al-Kajli.

Coming from the northern side, SDF have been fighting hard to capture the Jazeera Road and roundabout to the north of Al-Naimi. Linking the 2 sides of the city would completely isolate those Jihadists remaining in the eastern side of the city where SDF have also advanced, capturing a school, a clinic and another roundabout in recent days.

SDF advances have been supported by Coalition airstrikes hitting a mechanised bakery held by IS in the south-west, IS fighter concentrations in the southeast and an attempted IS counter-attack near a gas station on the M4 Highway to the south of Manbij.

The Military Council of Manbij, fighting as part of the SDF, yesterday also liberated the village of Jib Nashama to the south of Manbij city near Im Rous, footage of SDF vehicle and troop movements.

Since last week around 6,000 civilians have escaped from the city. Reports today, Tuesday, that “40-50,000 civilians have now been freed and the SDF now controls 80% of the city” do not as yet square with published maps and may well be over-optimistic at this stage, though the capture of the entire city should not take too much longer.

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Faruk al-Mashi, the co-chair of the newly appointed Manbij City Council, currently based in Abu Qalqal in the Manbij countryside, called on international assistance to support the swelling numbers of displaced civilians escaping Manbij city. Although, they were very grateful for limited food and medical supplies sent from Kobane, it was not enough for sustained relief. Injured civilians from Manbij are also being treated in Kobane city.

Source: Petercliffordonline.com

 

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US could send the EC-130 Compass-Call : it’ll help a LOT to locate where the shithadists hide then, let’s use Thales RPM, APKWS-II, Raytheon Talon, LOGIR, DAGR or any kit to make the Hydra70 a guided rocket : it’ll avoid a LOT of collateral damage : Hydras have only about the 3rd of the Hellfire missile’s explosive power, thus, it’s still about 2 to 3 times the most powerful RPG-7 grenade and they are much cheaper than Helfires, SDBs etc… most of the time, about the 3rd or quarter but as the LOGIR is directly produced by US-Navy, they’re freaking… Read more »

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Reports today, Tuesday, that “40-50,000 civilians have now been freed”
how many civilians did Assad freed from ISIS-control?….the number start with a ” – “

Castellano
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Well, better that than enslave them or use them at human shields as “moderate” jihadis and the remains of the fake syrian army (FSA) do…

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Using pro-terrorist mouthpiece (Petercliffordonline.com) as a reliable source? Shame on you!