July 6th, 2016 17:07 EST
Syrian Arab Coalition Builds Advantage South of Manbij
The Syrian Arab Coalition has made substantial gains in the southern area of Manbij in Syria in an ongoing effort to liberate the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant`s control, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
The SAC successfully seized silos south of Manbij, said officials, noting control of this key terrain provides significant observational views of the city.
Additionally, the SAC is strengthening its southwest positions building-by-building, officials said.
The SAC continue to clear improvised explosive devices within homes and fighting positions which ISIL used to slow SAC advances, officials said.
The coalition has conducted 325 strikes near Manbij since May 21, officials said, including 29 strikes in the last four days, resulting in the destruction of multiple ISIL fighting positions, vehicles and fortifications.
The coalition-supported Syrian moderate opposition efforts in Manbij continue to weaken ISIL`s threat to Turkey, Europe and the United States, officials said.
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