Kurdish military official and commander of the SDF-led Manbij Military Council, Shervan Darwish, said that the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) radical group is no longer able to send its militants from Syria to the outside world.
AhlulBayt News Agency - Kurdish military official and commander of the SDF-led Manbij Military Council, Shervan Darwish, said that the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) radical group is no longer able to send its militants from Syria to the outside world.
“The time for ISIS transportation of terrorists to the outside world has come to an end. We have imposed a complete siege on the group’s major border pocket near Turkey. The group cannot cross that border anymore,” said Darwish.
“Also, the roads linking Manbij with Jarablus and Aleppo have been blocked by our (SDF) troops,” the Kurdish commander said.
Darwish pointed out that other roads between Raqqa [self-declared capital of the ISIS] and other Syrian areas have been cut off by the Kurdish-led Syrian democratic Forces (SDF) after heavy clashes.
“ISIS seems paralysed.. no more terrorist convoys and reinforcements for ISIS in Syria. The group is now in a defensive position, desperately trying to keep its positions,” he said.
“We have been working hard to accomplish this. Besieging ISIS in its key territory means protecting the entire world from further transportation of trained terrorists,” he said.
“Of course the group could still use its sleeper cells to carry out attacks in the West, but those who have been trained for years in the ISIS terrorists camps in Syria are no longer able to carry out their missions abroad. They are now under siege, and soon will be eliminated on the Syrian soil,” the SDF official said.
“The coalition has provided us with military experts and weapons, and it continues to support us through an effective air cover. Our cooperation and collaboration has weakened ISIS,” Darwish added. “We will continue in order to eliminate this mutual enemy, this brutal enemy of humanity.”