U.S. forces bomb new ISIS positions in Hasakah

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Militants of the Islamic State targeting Bakara area in the countryside of Hasakah. File photo

ARA News

HASAKAH – Sporadic clashes broke out Tuesday between militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) and Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the western and southeastern areas of Hasakah province in northeastern Syria, military sources reported.  

“Four ISIS militants were killed in clashes near Dawoodiya village,” a YPG fighter told ARA News. 

“The clashes were coupled with airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition,” the source reported. 

This comes after ISIS militants tried to attack the YPG headquarter southeast of Hasakah.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, local media activist Sipan Hussein said that the U.S.-led coalition’s forces hit ISIS fighting positions in the vicinity of the villages of Soda and Abed near Jisir Abyad highway west of Hasakah, killing seven ISIS militants and destroying several residential houses in the area.  

The source added that the coalition’s warplanes also bombed ISIS locations in the villages of al-Hazoumiya and al-Hashi near Mount Abdulaziz. There were no further information available on the outcomes of these strikes. 

People of Hasakah are concerned about a renewed offensive by ISIS militants after the last attack on the province nearly a month ago, which caused mass displacement among civilians before Kurdish YPG fighters were able to expel the radical group from the area. 

Earlier on Sunday, some 13 ISIS militants were killed in clashes with the YPG forces near Sirrin town in the southern countryside to Kobane.

Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef

Source: ARA News

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