Aleppo – Amaq Agency: A source stated to Amaq that an American soldier died yesterday along with six YPG fighters in a commando attack carried out by four Islamic State fighters on the village of Zahr Imarah north of the city of Manbij, which the YPG recently took control of, in Aleppo’s eastern countryside.
This came after the four fighters stealthily advanced to the village at night and surprised the YPG fighters in the village at dawn yesterday. Fierce clashes broke out in which the commandos used light weapons and hand grenades, and ended with the commandos returning safely back to their locations.
Meanwhile, another group of commandos comprised of five fighters carried out an attack on the Faruq Dam residences in Aleppo’s eastern countryside which are deemed to be a heavily fortified American barracks and operations room for the battles around Manbij. Confrontations took place that lasted from dawn yesterday until the afternoon of the same day. Explosions were heard in the area and U.S. aircraft intervened and conducted several airstrikes. Amaq has not yet received information on the extent of the losses suffered.
The area of the Faruq Dam residences witnessed a similar attack on the 10th of August that was carried out by seven commandos and resulted in the killing and wounding of forty-one YPG fighters and American soldiers.