Islamic State loses ground in Syria’s Hasakah

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Kurdish forces shell locations of the Islamic State. File photo

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – On Monday, the U.S.-led international coalition and the Syrian regime air forces hit several towns in the province of al-Hasakah, in northeastern Syria, targeting sites and including the headquarters of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS), local sources reported.

Speaking to ARA News in the city of  al-Hasakah, civil rights activist Dilovan Mohammed reported that international coalition aircraft bombed strongholds of the extremists in the vicinity of the oil station of Kabiba in the countryside of the IS-held city of Shaddadi (50 km south of al-Hasakah).

“No casualties were reported in the IS ranks,” Mohammed said. 

Meanwhile, the international coalition aircraft carried out exploratory sorties over the towns and areas of Margada, al-Hol, Shaddadi, and Mount Abdulaziz in Hasakah countryside in order to locate main headquarters of the IS.

The same source pointed out that pro-regime military forces stationed in the artillery regiment in Mount al-Kawkab (10 km east of al-Hasakah city) bombed the IS-held southern countryside of the city with heavy artillery.

In other developments, activists from the city Qamishli told ARA News that the pro-regime air forces targeted the IS-held town of Tel Hamees and its neighboring villages (located in the southern countryside of Qamishli) with explosive barrels.

At the same time, sporadic clashes broke out on Tuesday between Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) near Jazaa area in al-Hasakah province, on the border with Iraq, a military source from the YPG told ARA News.

“Several militants of the IS were killed during the clashes, while two of our fighters were injured,” the source said. 

 

Reporting by: Aynur Mohammad

Source: ARA News

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