Kurdish-led forces retake 70% of Syria’s Manbij from Islamic State

Kurdish-led SDF forces in Manbij, Syria. Photo: ANF/SM
Kurdish-led SDF forces in Manbij, Syria. Photo: ANF/SM

{EKURD Daily / BEIRUT,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces have now seized control of almost 70 percent of Manbij in northern Syria from Islamic State after making rapid advances over the past two days, a spokesman said on Sunday.

Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) have pushed back the ultra hardline Sunni militants into the old quarter after seizing most of the western, eastern and southern sectors of the city, Sharfan Darwish of the SDF-allied Manbij military council told Reuters in Beirut by telephone.

“They are now mainly in the old quarter of the city and parts of the north-eastern part of the city,” Darwish added. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.