Second group of IDPs from Idlib cross into SDF territory

MANBIJ — After a public statement by the leadership of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) about their willingness to receive displaced people from Idlib, Aoun al-Dadat crossing, northwest of Manbij and separating the forces of the Manbij Military Council (MMC) and the areas controlled by the Turkish-backed occupation along the banks of the Sagur River, has witnessed the crossing of approximately one hundred internally displaced persons (IDPs) into SDF territory. This is the second group of IDPs crossing into SDF territory. The first group included 21 families who were displaced from the battles and the shelling in their areas.

The forces of the Northern Democratic Brigade, a member of the SDF, received the second group of IDPs after prior coordination with them.

The IDPs confirmed that their displacement was motivated by the search for safety and security and indicated that their way to Manbij was not easy, as the Turkish occupation forces are trying to prevent them from reaching the crossing.

The displaced also called on the people of the city of Idlib to come to North and East Syria, stressing that they are safe areas and that the SDF welcomes and cooperates with the people of Idlib.

Although resources of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria are already stretched thin, the SDF committed to providing for the needs of IDPs from Idlib and any other part of Syria.