Kurdish fighters are holding positions in the city near the Turkish border despite being outnumbered and the use of suicide bombers by ISIS, as well as the destruction of the city’s three hospitals. U.S. air strikes are continuing to support the efforts to repel ISIS.
Luqman Ahmad, a 34-year-old civilian:
We are very happy because we have heard from Jarablus and Raqqa that they have a lot of casualties from Isis – they have received a lot of bodies. We are very happy because the YPG [the People’s Protection Units] made progress today too in the west as well as the south. Inshallah we’ll have the same in the east soon.