Sometime during the afternoon, ISIS stormed and captured the villages of Shaqal Kabir and Muayshirah after clashing with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Aleppo.
This follows four other villages that were also captured by the Islamic State yesterday.
Shaqal Kabir and Muayshirah are located west of Manbij city; the villages were likely seized by ISIS fighters redeployed from the Azaz front, a rebel-held region further west.
This Islamic State advance temporarily postpones the highly anticipated SDF assault on Manbij, one of few cities still held by ISIS in the Aleppo governorate.
A map of the area is available here.