SDF commanders Şervan Afrin and Diyar Şexler partaking in the operation to liberate Manbij stated that they are now advancing into the villages affiliated to Manbij center.
SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) commanders Şervan Afrin and Diyar Şexler partaking in the operation to liberate Manbij have evaluated the developments on the Qereqozax front for ANF.
SDF commander Şervan Afrin stated that they are now advancing towards the villages and hamlets close to the Manbij city, and their forces remain in the areas liberated during the operation. He noted that a number of corpses and munitions of the ISIS gangs have been seized in the ongoing military campaign.
SDF commander Afrin pointed out that some gang members were dressed in black women’s clothes to camouflage themselves and flee the city where they have been encircled.
Another SDF commander Diyar Şexler told that; “The people in the areas we have liberated welcome us with great joy and excitement, and they thank us for helping them turn back to their daily life after two years of ISIS repression. We will achieve our goal, which is to liberate Manbij and present it to the people.”
Şexler said they are now advancing into the villages affiliated to Manbij center, adding; “Liberating Manbij means answering the people’s demand and ensuring their freedom rather than achieving a military success.”
SDF commander Şexler noted that numerous locals living in the areas newly liberated want to join their ranks and the fight against gangs, adding; “We will not leave our positions here until the entire Manbij city is liberated and presented to the people. This is the wish of all fighters and commanders fighting on the battle front.”