Syrian air force targets ISIL-held areas near Hasakah

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Entrance of the ISIS-held city of Shaddadi, northeast Syria. File photo

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – The pro-regime warplanes bombed on Sunday villages around the city of Shaddadi in Hasakah province, northeast of Syria.

The city of Shaddadi is for months under the control of al-Qaeda offshoot group of the Islamic State (previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ‘ISIL’).

Ahmed al-Husseini, civil activist based in the city of Hasakah, stated to ARA News that the pro-Assad warplanes launched several raids on the ISIL-held locations in a number of villages around the city of Shaddadi in Hasakah countryside.

“The pro-Assad warplanes bombed al-Sabaa Arbeen village (5 km north of Shaddadi city) which is located on the road between Hasakah city and Shaddadi, causing material damage, without reports of casualties,” Husseini said.

The pro-regime forces intensified its operations against the ISIL-held areas in the countryside of Hasakah province in the last two days, especially Shaddadi city and both of Tel  Hamis and Tel Birak towns and the surrounding villages.

 

Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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