The International Coalition is using a Scorched Earth Policy In Manbij


Manbij City, northeast of Aleppo, is being punished under the pretext of fighting ISIS who controlled over of the city in summer 2014. The International Coalition is using a scorched earth policy in the city and supporting the Syrian Democratic forces that have been surrounding the city for two months.
200 civilians were killed in Tokhar village which housed a large number of displace people. The raids came after the failure attempts to enter the city by Syrian Democratic forces. The attacking militias and the International coalition have dealt with Manbij civilians, who are estimated to be around 30 thousands, as if they were terrorists or ISIS supporters.
Several violations were reported about sniping civilians by Syrian Democratic troops who are totally surrounding the city, along with several international Coalition raids over civilians’ houses.
The International Coalition main goals are not that clear, targeting civilians more than one time and killing dozens of innocent civilians despite of all the electronic devices that can give a very high accuracy. There has been an exchange of accusations between the International Coalition and Syrian Democratic force. The International Coalition is accusing the Syrian democratic forces of giving them false addresses.
Syrian International Forces have failed in achieving a real advance in Manbij and they have lost near 500 of their fighters, all of that show the state of helplessness which the attacking troops are witnessing.
Some activists think that targeting civilians and civilian sites is some kind of retaliation based on ethnic basis by Kurdish militias (Syrian Democratic Forces) against Arabs, the vast majority of the city with over than 80% of the population.

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".