The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, wagging an offensive against the ISIS terrorist group in the area of Manbij in northern Syria, appealed for international aid for civilians fleeing the fighting zone on June 14. The appeal came amid heavy clashes in the area around the ISIS-controlled city and rumors about the capacity of the predominanlty Kurdish group to storm, successfully, the major city.
“In the areas we control we have tried to take care of the needs of the internally displaced persons. But we are not able to cover their needs,” Reuters cites Sharfan Darwish of the SDF-allied Manbij Military Council.
By now, there are now no international humanitarian organizations working in the area.