ISIS strives for keeping positions in Syria’s Hasakah

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Militants of the Islamic State. File photo

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – Syrian regime’s warplanes continued targeting locations of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the southern neighborhoods of Hasakah city, northeastern Syria, local activists reported on Tuesday.

ISIS has been in control of several parts of southern Hasakah since June 25.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, media activist Adnan Hassan reported that pro-regime warplanes conducted at least four airstrikes on Nashwa and Villat neighborhoods on Tuesday. 

ARA News could not verify the death toll caused by the strikes.

Syrian air forces also targeted the city of Shaddadi –ISIS main stronghold south of Hasakah– and the town of Arisha with several strikes, amid reports of casualties among civilians. 

“Hit-and-run battles are still ongoing between ISIS militants and pro-regime forces,” field activist Raman Ahmed told ARA News in Hasakah. 

On Monday, a fire broke out in a fuel tank south of the city, near the Foundation of as-Sadkob, after being hit with a mortar shell fired by ISIS, according to eyewitness.

Over the past two weeks, fierce battles continued between regime forces and ISIS militants in the southern neighborhoods of Hasakah, during which the pro-regime forces reported advancement after using warplanes and heavy artillery to target ISIS-held areas. Thousands of people have been consequently displaced towards the nearby cities of Qamishli and Derbassiyeh.

 

Reporting by: Zozan Shekho  

Source: ARA News

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