ISIS defends final positions in Hasakah

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A Syrian strike hits an ISIS location south Hasakah. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – Warplanes of the Syrian air forces launched Monday several raids on locations help by jihadists of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) south Hasakah, northeastern Syria, local sources reported.

“The raids caused casualties among the militants. However, IS is still in control of southern parts of Hasakah city,” a media activist in Hasakah reported. 

In the meantime, the Kurdish forces reported advancement in several parts of the city after IS withdrawal.

An official source from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) told ARA News that the Kurdish units are preparing for “liberating the district of Villat Homr from IS militants in Hasakah”. 

“The Kurdish units are building a military bridge on Jaqjaq River to link neighborhoods of Aziziyah, al-Ghazl and Villat Homr in Hasakah, in order to facilitate movement of military vehicles between the neighborhoods during battles against Daesh (IS).” 

IS has been in control of southern parts of Hasakah city for weeks. Although Syrian army forces and Kurdish fighters regained some areas from the extremist group, IS remains determined to defend its final positions southern Hasakah. The mounting violence caused mass displacement among civilians towards northern districts. 

 

Reporting by: Zozan Shekho

Source: ARA News

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