Manbij in misery under PYD siege

No humanitarian aid can be reached to Syria's Manbij city under PYD siege as residents are forced to join the armed group are being threatened with hunger

Manbij in misery under PYD siege

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)-affiliated Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is backed by the U.S., has surrounded the Syrian city of Manbij in Aleppo province, preventing humanitarian aid from reaching residents.

Nothing, including basic foodstuff, is affordable anymore in the city of 100,000 people, according to a resident, Halid Haji, who spoke to the Turkish daily Yeni Şafak.

During the PYD's recapture of 90 villages from ISIL, including 16 Turkmen villages, as many as seven Turkmens were killed over being accused of being ISIL members, according to the same source.
The Syrian PKK extremists have been applying pressure to the residents aiming to recruit them to the extremist group through threatening them with hunger, according to Haji.

Meanwhile, the Syrian tribal council, which consists of Arab and Turkmen tribal leaders, called the residents to resist against the extremist group and reject joining them despite the hunger and the tough conditions.

The Syrian Arab Coalition (SAC) is a group fighting ISIL in Syria under the umbrella of the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance predominantly comprised of the Kurdish PYD, an offshoot of the PKK extrem group in Syria.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Haziran 2016, 16:59