Published on 2 Jun 2016
Thousands of fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - a US-backed coalition of armed groups led by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) - are in the middle of an offensive to recapture an ISIL pocket in northern Syria.
The town of Manbij is held by the group, which a week ago launched a surprise attack in northern Syria.
SDF fghters, trained and equipped by the US, say it's just a matter of time before ISIL’s presence in northern Syria comes to an end.
Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Gaziantep, on Turkey’s border with Syria.