ISIS under attack in Syria’s Hasakah

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ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – Air forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad bombed a town held by the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in northeastern Syria on Monday.

Syrian warplanes targeted the IS-held town of Tel Brak (45 km east of the city of Hasakah). 

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Ahmed Salibi said that the pro-Assad air forces targeted the town of Tel Brak around 9 a.m., dropping four barrel bombs, amid a state of alert in the ranks of the IS members.

“No casualties were reported.”

Salibi pointed out that the Syrian regime warplanes bombed the town last Friday as well, and subsequently three huge explosions were heard in the town.

“The IS group then headed on Sunday afternoon to the Kurdish village of Kirzin north of Tel Brak, and raised its flag on a hill in the village,” Salibi reported, adding that the Kurdish villagers didn’t leave their houses until that moment. 

“This village (Kirzin) is considered the separating line between the IS-held areas and those under the control of the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG),” he said.

The IS group raised its flag earlier on a hill in the Kurdish village of Qolo, after taking complete control of the village and displacing most of its residents.

 

Reporting by: Zozan Shekho

Source: ARA News

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