The US-backed Syrian Democratic Froces have secured Hazawni District of Manbij from the ISIS terrorist group. The last ISIS unit in the area is the group besieged in Tetbekat Prison. The US-backed forces also sezied Manbij’s football field west of the city hall. Position there allows Kurds to develope advance in the city center.
SDF units started to evacuate civilians from Manbij’s city center while the US-led coalition continued air strikes, destroying some 8 ISIS units.
The ISIS reportedly rejected the US-backed offer to withdraw from Manbij. If this is true, heavy clashes will resume in the coming hours.
Recently the SDF offered ISIS fighters to freely leave the city with arms and military equipment in order to avoid “civilian casualties.”