Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Syria

‘Violent’ clashes in Manbij, 8 ISIS killed

By Rudaw 22/7/2016
A Kurdish member of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Manbij. Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP
A Kurdish member of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Manbij. Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—After a brief break in fighting in Manbij, clashes resumed Friday morning between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Islamic State (ISIS) militants, killing at least eight ISIS members.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights described the clashes as “violent between both parties inside Manbij city, accompanied by shelling exchange between both parties.”

At least eight ISIS militants were killed in the shelling, reported the Observatory, noting that there were an unknown number of casualties within the SDF as well. 

About 200 civilians were able to flee the city Friday morning, the Observatory said, but “a woman in her twenties was killed by a mine explosion while trying to get her children out of the city.”

The Islamic State has planted a large number of explosives throughout the city, endangering the civilian population and slowing the SDF’s progress into the city. 

ISIS is also using the civilian population in the city as human shields and reports of high civilian casualties killed in coalition airstrikes have emerged over the past week. The United States have said they will investigate the allegations but will not suspend airstrikes on the city. 

 

"Operations continue against Daesh [ISIS]," said Army Colonel Christopher Garver, US military command spokesperson in Iraq and Syria.

 

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

Jay | 3/24/2019 9:20:08 PM
Iraq asks other countries to invest while Iraqi corrupt officials steal all the money, never heard such stupid notion before. Put Maliki on trial,...
Jarush | 3/25/2019 5:30:59 AM
Sure Mahdi can bring investment money from Egypt while Iraqi officials embezzle Iraqi money. What does Egypt has to offer, perhaps Sisi should feed...
Iraq PM courts Egyptian investment at Cairo summit
| yesterday at 10:03 | (2)
Tg | 3/25/2019 4:57:16 AM
Teach the children how to be builders, they learned how to be destroyers through ISIS ideology, to combat evil, you use good, provide them ...
Jihadists emerge from tunnels to surrender after ‘caliphate’ falls
| yesterday at 07:50 | (1)
kurdo | 3/24/2019 9:26:09 PM
Korek has made billions in a few years, charging hefty fees, cheating, stealing credit and all the rest of tricks. It gets more and more users...
Tarek | 3/25/2019 4:49:55 AM
None
Phone network chaos as regulator orders block on Korek calls
| yesterday at 11:09 | (2)
Leon | 3/24/2019 10:36:12 PM
We all know there are three possibilities: 1) they are dead, 2) they are sold to Turkey, 3) They are sold to Saudi Arabi, 4) some dead and some sold....
SDF try to piece together what happened to ISIS captives
| yesterday at 12:16 | (1)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

Bridge linking Iraq to Kurdistan Region ‘may collapse at any moment’ 6 hours ago |

Bridge linking Iraq to Kurdistan Region ‘may collapse at any moment’

"This may bring a catastrophe for us" more
‘No YPG forces’ in Syria safe zone with Turkey: US 7 hours ago |

‘No YPG forces’ in Syria safe zone with Turkey: US

"Turkey feels very nervous about the YPG and more
Syrian group wants international tribunal for ISIS detainees 8 hours ago |

Syrian group wants international tribunal for ISIS detainees

"We can’t put up with this burden alone" more
0.235 seconds