ISIS stranded in Hasakah’s last position

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Kurdish fighters of the YPG shooting at an ISIS position during clashes south Hasakah. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – Amid constant decline of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in Hasakah, Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) reported new gains in the northeastern Syrian city, military sources reported on Sunday.

Speaking to ARA News, Heval Lalesh, a YPG fighter, said that the Kurdish units were able to control Nashwa Villat district, the electricity building, Children Hospital and the Faculty of Arts in southern Hasakah. 

“Battles continue in the Hosh Baar and az-Zhour districts, the last IS strongholds in the city,” he added.

On Friday, the Kurdish forces seized control over the Nashwa Gharbiya district, the major IS stronghold in Hasakah. 

Media activist Raman Hassan told ARA News in Hasakah that the city witnessed Sunday intensified raids by the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes on IS locations in the vicinity of Nashwa Sharqiya district. 

IS decline in Hasakah comes amid continuous military operations by the Kurdish forces. The radical group is currently stranded in Hosh Baar and az-Zhour districts, as all is supply lines have been cut off by the YPG. 

Reporting by: Zozan Shekho

Source: ARA News

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