July 6, 2016
Release # 20160706-02
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ASIA — The
Syrian Arab Coalition made substantial gains in the southern area of
Manbij City in an ongoing effort to liberate it from Da'esh's control.
SAC successfully seized silos south of Manbij City. Control of this key
terrain provides significant observational views of the city.
the SAC is strengthening its southwest positions building by building.
The SAC continue to clear improvised explosive devices within homes and
fighting positions which Da'esh used to slow SAC advances.
Coalition has conducted 325 strikes near Manbij since May 21st,
including 29 strikes in the last four days, resulting in multiple Da'esh
fighting positions, vehicles, and fortifications destroyed.
Coalition-supported Syrian moderate opposition efforts in Manbij City
continue to weaken Da'esh's threat to Turkey, Europe, and the United