Following more than two months of bloody clashes in the second largest city in Aleppo governorate, the predominantly Kurdish ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) managed to capture Manbij in its entirety.

Mopping operations are ongoing as the Manbij Military Council prepares its official statement of the city’s liberation.

With ISIS not willing to cede an inch, many civilians were taken hostage and put at risk of US Coalition airstrikes that have actually killed hundreds of civilians that were used as meat shields by the terror group.

With Manbij under their iron grip, the SDF has placed its eyes on Al-Bab and Jarablus to further strip ISIS off its border territory and link up with their comrades in the Afrin Canton.

Losing Manbij is one of ISIS’s most devastating defeats in both Syria and Iraq as it was the main hub for foreign jihadists joining the terrorist group, and was also a major hub for the notorious ISIS oil trade with Turkey.

 

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Muhammad Mamkak
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Long live Rojava and kurdish forces and with your victors, you broken off whole your enemies noses who they barking on you !

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Lets hope this is the end game, God willing; and the west throws in the towel for the sake of the GOOD people of Syria.

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Last rapport seen from other source 1 hour ago says 2500 civilians liberated. A minor group has escaped or has tryed to ascape with many hostages among the. Some civilians(they dont know how many) died by passing a landmine. There should still be some much smaller strongholds left. But You can say, Daesh not seems to control any territory anymore, but some are still there. Total Victory is the right words for it now. For the Kurds(KDP&YPK) and their new friends in the area it must be like a QUEEN VICTORIA. We will see if they will try to walk… Read more »

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Seems 100 criminels and their 2000 family members left before the liberation of the 2500

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I dont get the limit for using words for, whats going on.

Do I have to write nice guys and beloved famlies extra protecting the pregnat ones ??

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Moderators don’t have time for all comments which leaves some comments eternally stuck in moderation. They have to manage many comments at multiple articles simultaneously.

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Can I write Jesus. My words about the victory was meant well. Nobody else but Jesus can walk at the water – eccept when its ice ?? Thats a famous story even if he ever existed or did.

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They would be insane to go after Al Bab any time soon, look at how much trouble Manbij was, and it was completely encircled for miles around. Al Bab is a similarly sized settlement and encircling that will be far too difficult, plus it will be far better defended than Manbij, which was almost easily given away; the defensive lines when the SDF first crossed the river and swarmed over the area were pathetic, and the ISIS offensives to try and break the siege were almost as woeful. But losing Al Bab would lead to losing that entire area of… Read more »

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Actually Al-Bab will likely be easier to capture than Manbij. Manbij has a much higher population and had thousands of ISIS fighters. Al-Bab on the other hands has a much lower population as well as a lower number of fighters. Not to mention it is smaller.

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Agree some. Im a more defensive type, but Al bab is madness. A finger strechted out is easy to cut and demands too many soldiers. Jarablus at least the right side of Eufrat if Turks finally has realized ISIS are Enemies. But remember YPK/PKK are enemies to the Turks claiming own country and not only in Iraq and Syria. The rest I dont agree with. I`m a defensive type and wont help Nusras/Rebels or Assads by taking the ISIS line of soldiers to the gab between Eufra and Afrin. Let them fight and uses lives. Raqqa and the northern side… Read more »

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I don’t agree : the best strategic thing to do is first besieging al-Bab and do the junction with SAA around Arran BUT NOT trying to take al-Bab at all!!!! Why? It’s the shortest way to blockade Daesh from any supply from the north (Turkey) or any oil export… In other terms : they are TRAPPED and they won’t be able to access any help from besieged al-Bab. Then, once done, let’s do the junction with western Rojava, it will make more manpower for SDF thus, allowing the cleansing of all northern Syria. Takin al-Bab? Consider once the Aleppo battle… Read more »

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Kurds are proxy for US army. to the h**l with them.

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They defeated ISIS. May they defeat ISIS completely. Besides the majority of the fighters in the offensive were Arabs.

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Yes they are proxys to US and allied. If they were not there Assad was already gone fighting ISIS as well. What a shame. Many deads are comming back after talking with Gabriel and at least have to come with their furniture for enough fire. Their is already made an extra list for Assads and The Baads. They start at the Taiga in Sibiria making firewood. Gabriel even has asked for the Popes last oil and as friends and for the time being muslims can come there too, but only one wife. Hard times. And the woman has all the… Read more »

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NOW, TO AL-#BAB. IF THE FREE .IN THE FRONT NORTH OF #ALEPPO SOLDIERS #SAA CAN BE RELEASED MANY TO FIGHT IN #ALEPPO CITY

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Dont think Your proposel is wise at all. When did Assad help any kurds. Let the kurds consolidate taking Raqqa cutting oil and the northern part of Eufrat. Kurds need a very good defence line and has to make infrastructure as more or less themselves and making friends all over and outside their territory. Think You overestimate kurdish capasity. Making a finger taking Al Bab will demand many, many soldiers and Al Bab will be unfriendly and the area around is “Sunni-loyal-ISIS). Well thats se. Its much easier to win wars than keeping the peace afterwards. Thought disagreements with the… Read more »

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The Struggle for Syria’s Regions https://t.co/WP2IToWhMN

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http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IkNKbtfmwLQ/UHfvse4HvUI/AAAAAAAABmE/g7X-2LCJFMQ/s1600/Champagne+Tower%5B1%5D.jpg
And the fatal weapon of mass dstruction against fanatical bigots : Croquembouche!
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Even the H-bomb can’t compete the croquembouche, especially if served with champagne. You don’t need to die to know what heaven is, it only takes these two elements (and a good doobie)

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2 kurdish women pose for pictures,1with smokes other burning garments.Old woman and man look forced.https://t.co/lbmRxN7OQo

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Cancer sticks are an awful habit, anyway, and inconsiderate to others around you. If ISIS banned those, then that’s one thing that they actually got right.

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#Manbij #منبج #Menbiç https://t.co/pjSp3PwfQc

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Great Scenes by @Reuters photographer Rodi Said after the liberation of Manbij https://t.co/HZ8dMdzGQB

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I wonder why he’s angry? https://t.co/gjTk6EwYnN