The U.S. backed “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF), captured several new points inside the key town of Menbeij on Tuesday after overwhelming the besieged fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq Al-Sham (ISIS) in northeastern Aleppo.
Backed by U.S. Coalition airstrikes, the Syrian Democratic Forces were able to take control of Bujiya and Bashar roundabouts in Menbeij after a fierce battle on Monday and Tuesday with the Islamic State terrorists.
The Syrian Democratic Forces captured the Bujiya Roundabout in central Menbeij after advancing north from the recently liberated Na’imi District.
Meanwhile, east of the Bujiya Roundabout, the Syrian Democratic Forces capitalized on their momentum from the Al-Mankoubah District and pushed south towards the Menbeij Grain Silos, capturing the Bashar Roundabout in the process.
With the capture of these sites on Tuesday, the Syrian Democratic Forces are now in control of 70 percent of Menbeij, leaving only a handful of isolated pockets left to liberate from the Islamic State.