Qamishli, Syria – Military forces loyal to the Syrian regime targeted strongholds of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) south of Hasakah, northeastern Syria, on Thursday.
Several militant fighters of IS were reported dead as the pro-regime forces attacked IS-held areas in southern Hasakah with heavy artillery.
Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Ismail Ali said that the pro-regime forces pounded the neighbourhood of Geweran in the city with heavy artillery, targeting members of the Islamic State and gunmen of Ahrar Geweran rebel group.
Meanwhile, the pro-Assad warplanes carried out several air raids on sites of the Islamic State group in the town of Shaddadi (50 km south of al-Hasakah), while similar strike hit IS-held areas in Mount Abdulaziz (20 km west of al-Hasakah), causing the death of several IS members, activists in the countryside of Hasakah told ARA News.
On the other hand, Alan Ahmed,an opposition activist from the city of Qamishli (Qamishlo), stated to ARA News that the pro-regime forces renewed shelling on Wednesday against IS-linked points south of the city with heavy artillery “launched from the regime-held International Airport of Qamishli”.
Sources said that the shelling of IS headquarters in the town of Tel Hamis and its environs south of the city of Qamishli, was without reports of casualties.
Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed
Source: ARA News
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