Amid clashes with ISIS, Kurdish fighters seize 100 villages near Syria’s Hasakah

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Members of the kurdish forces of YPG take positions inside a trench in the countryside of Tirbsybya in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah. File photo

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – On Monday, the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) clashed with militant fighters of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in the countryside of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) in al-Hasakah province, northeastern Syria. A number of IS militants were reported dead, activists said.

Clashes broke out between the Kurdish fighters of YPG and the IS militants in the Rasm al-Hujayr area of the southern countryside of Sere Kaniye, local activists told ARA News.

“The YPG targeted several IS-held sites in the area with artillery and mortars, killing dozens of the group members,” the source reported.

The activists pointed out that the YPG-IS clashes continued with heavy weapons in the vicinity of the villages of Shallah and Rasm al-Rahjeh in the countryside of Are Kaniye, amid considerable progress of the Kurdish YPG fighters in the area.

In the meantime, the Media Centre of the YPG announced that the military campaign initiated by the YPG forces in the south and south-west of Sere Kaniye against IS radicals is still ongoing.

“The clashes are concentrated in the village of Rasm al-Hujayr and its environs at the moment. Our forces will soon repel IS terrorists from the Kurdish region,” the YPG’s MC reported.

Noteworthy, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) confirmed its control over about 100 villages and farms in the countryside Sere Kaniye during its ongoing military campaign against IS militants, which started on Nov. 4.

 

Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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