Syrian army renews attacks against ISIS strongholds in Hasakah

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A file photo of Syrian army troops

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – On Wednesday, clashes renewed between militant fighters of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) and the pro-regime forces in the countryside of Hasakah, in northeastern Syria, local sources reported. 

Pro-regime military forces (backed by militias of the National Defense) reportedly targeted location of the IS group with heavy artillery. 

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Dilovan Mohammed said that the Syrian regime military forces shelled IS locations in the western and southern countryside of Hasakah near the village of Tel Majdal with heavy artillery from the security branch of Mount Kawkab (10 km east of Hasakah) amid clashes between pro-regime forces and the IS militants.

This comes after repeated attempts by IS to break into some regime-held points near the city of Hasakah, amid reports of losses in the ranks of the group’s members.

In the meantime, Farhad Suleiman, a media activist based in Qamishli (Qamishlo), told ARA News that fierce clashes broke out between the pro-regime forces and IS militants in the vicinity of the village of Khirbet al-Jadua near the town of Tel Hamis in the southern countryside of Qamishli.

In other developments, one civilian was reportedly killed after the pro-regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the town of al-Hol in the eastern countryside of Hasakah near the Syrian-Iraqi border, led to substantial damage in some houses, activist Ammar Hassan from Hasakah stated to ARA News.

Clashes continue between the Syrian regime military forces and insurgents of the Islamic State in the western and southern countryside of Hasakah for the fourth consecutive week.

 

Reporting by: Dilshad Muhammad

Source: ARA News

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