Qamishli, Syria – Subsequent to battles with militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS), Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) gained control of two villages southeast Hasakah, in northeastern Syria, local sources reported on Friday.
“After battles with IS terrorists, the YPG forces, backed by the security forces of the Asayish, took control of Tel Abu Amsha and Hayya villages southeast Aziziyah neighborhood in the city of Hasakah,” local activists told ARA News.
The battles started on Thursday midnight and continued until Friday evening.
“Our forces killed at least 10 terrorists from Daesh (IS) during the clashes, and we were able to regain the villages of Tel Abu Amsha and Hayya,” a YPG fighter told ARA News on the phone.
“We have seized a large deal of weapons and ammunition in those villages,” the source added.
In the city of Shaddadi (major stronghold of IS south Hasakah), the radical group executed eight of its militants, including two leaders, after internal rifts emerged in the group’s ranks because of the losses the group has been exposed to in Hasakah city during battles with Kurdish units on the one hand and regime forces on the other, an eyewitness in Shaddadi told ARA News.
Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh
Source: ARA News
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