TEHRAN (FNA)- Two notorious commanders of the ISIL terrorist group were killed in heavy fighting with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the Western side of the town of Manbij Northeast of Aleppo province.
Abu Talha al-Shami and Abu Hadid, two notorious fighters among the ISIL rank in Manbij, were killed in the Western entrance of the under-the-siege town.
Earlier reports said that the SDF continued to storm the ISIL strongholds in the Western, Eastern and Southern sides of the terrorist-held town of Manbij, inflicting a heavy death toll on the militants.
The SDF fighters ended their mop up operations near al-Etehad university, and the villages of Madani Kabir, Madani Saghir and Sheikh Yahya and launched fresh offensives on the ISIL positions from the town’s Western flank.
“Heavy fighting is now underway between the SDF and ISIL along Manbij-Aleppo road,” battlefield sources said, adding, “At least 28 ISIL members have thus far been killed in the clashes in the Western part of Manbij.”
“The SDF fighters also carried out mop up operations in Hamdoun farms, silos areas and the village of Rasm al-Akhzar in the Southern side of Manbij and deployed forces at positions only one kilometer away from the town,” the sources added.
“At least 20 ISIL terrorists were killed in the SDF’s cleansing operation of the village of Tal Rafi’a in the Eastern side of Manbij and the SDF fighter reached to 4 kilometers distance from the town,” the sources went on to say.
By Fars News Agency