US-backed rebels seize 10k+ troves of ISIS documents on doorstep of Syrian Manbij

Posted On June 30, 2016 By In World News


The US-backed rebels have seized piles of propaganda leaflets, maps and cellphones as they push to recapture the Syrian city of Manbij. A batch of more than 10,000 documents also contains textbooks, laptops, and digital storage devices.

“Exploitation of this information is ongoing to better understand [Islamic State] networks and techniques, including the systems [used] to manage the flow of foreign fighters into Syria and Iraq,” the US-led anti-ISIS campaign’s spokesman, Colonel Chris Garver, said Wednesday.

Fighting alongside the Syrian Arab Coalition (SAC), the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been gaining ground around ISIS-held northern Syrian city of Manbij. It is located the crucial terrorist supply route linking Turkey to Islamic State`s stronghold of Raqqa,

“They’ve seized the entrances to an intricate tunnel complex on the southern edge, which will reduce [IS’s] ability to relocate fighters inside the city,” Garver said, stressing success of the SAC-led operation.

The rebels within SAC forces have managed to reinforce their presence on the southern and western approaches to the city, setting up “footholds” in the area, he added

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