Multi-ethnic committees to run post-ISIS Manbij city

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SDF fighters surrounded by civilians in Manbij after liberating the city from ISIS. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

The Manbij Democratic Council’s Legislative Commission has established 13 local committees and named its co-chairs run the northern Syrian city’s affairs. This comes about six months after the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated the city of Manbij from Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants.

The committees, established to run the post-ISIS Manbij city, represent different communities in the city and its countryside.

The committees’ heads and their deputies vowed to reconstruct the city and support peaceful coexistence.

It’s worth mentioning that the establishment of the Manbij Democratic Council coincided with the 13th anniversary of Qamishlo Uprising, as Kurds revive the anniversary in different parts of Rojava-Northern Syria.

Abdullah Muhammad Manbij, member of the Manbij Legislative Commission, told ARA News: “The local administration of Manbij city consists of representatives from different communities in the city.”

“Our Legislative Commission has established 13 committees to provide services and manage the internal and external relations officially,” he said. “Now we have committees to manage various fields, such as health, education, work and social affairs.”

Manbij was liberated by the US-backed SDF forces in August after heavy fighting with ISIS militants. Since then, the SDF-led Manbij Military Council has been in control of the city and the surrounding villages.

The city of Manbij has served for over two years as a main ISIS jihadi pocket on the Syrian-Turkish border.

Reporting by: Enwer Omar | Source: ARA News 

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