US-Led Coalition Destroys 18 Daesh Positions Near Syria’s Manbij

© REUTERS / Rodi SaidFighters of the Manbij Military Council and the Syrian Democratic Forces gather in the southern rural area of Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria. file photo
Fighters of the Manbij Military Council and the Syrian Democratic Forces gather in the southern rural area of Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria. file photo - Sputnik International
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The US-led coalition against Daesh carried out 11 airstrikes on Thursday near the Syrian city of Manbij destroying six terrorists tactical units and 18 fighting positions, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release.

Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) ride vehicles along a road near Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, June 25, 2016. - Sputnik International
Kurdish Forces Left Without US-Led Coalition Cover in Manbij Offensive
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — In the beginning of June, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the United States, have begun an offensive on Manbij to free the city from terrorists.

"Near Manbij, 11 strikes struck six separate ISIL [Daesh] tactical units and destroyed 18 ISIL fighting positions and damaged an ISIL-used bridge," CENTCOM stated on Friday.

Meanwhile in Iraq, six coalition airstrikes near six cities, including Ramadi and Mosul, destroyed Daesh fighting positions, an oil tanker storage area and an explosives production and storage facility, among other targetrs, the Central Command noted.

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