Kurdish fighters regain villages northeastern Syria following clashes with ISIS

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ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – On Thursday, the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) regained control of a number of villages and farms in Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) of al-Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, after fierce battles against militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS).

The YPG-linked Media Center announced in an official statement what it described as “the liberation” of five villages, 23 farms and a strategic hill in the city of Sere Kaniye in the province of al-Hasakah, following fierce battles with IS militants.

“Our units (YPG) seized arms and ammunition, during the campaign initiated by the YPG forces on November 3, in the Sere Kaniye areas,” the YPG statement added. “Meanwhile, our units targeted the radical group’s militants who were digging trenches in the village of Rawiya.” 

Also on Thursday, clashes renewed between Kurdish fighters of the YPG and militants of the Islamic State in the southern countryside of the city of Qamishli (Qamishlo), northeastern Syria, coinciding with the U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombing IS headquarters in the area.

Activists from the city of Qamishli told ARA News that fierce clashes renewed between militants of the Islamic State and the YPG fighters near the town of Tel Hamees and the surrounding villages in the southern countryside of Qamishli. 

In the meantime, speaking to ARA News in the city of al-Hasakah, the civil rights activist Ahmed al-Husseini reported that the international coalition’s aircraft launched several raids on the Magloujah area in Mount Abdulaziz in the western countryside of the city of al-Hasakah, with the continuation of U.S. sorties over several IS-held towns in the province.

 

Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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