Dozens of Islamic State militants killed in U.S. strikes northeast Syria

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Corpses of ISIS militants are seen in in Iraq's Nineveh after clashes with Kurdish Peshmerga forces. File photo

ARA News

HASAKAH – Dozens of militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group were reportedly killed in fresh airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah, local sources reported on Saturday.

“The coalition has conducted several airstrikes on major headquarters of ISIS in the southern countryside of Hasakah,” local media activist Ahmed Saadi told ARA News. 

“Subsequent to the airstrikes, the group has collected dead bodies of more than 30 of its militants,” the source said. 

Saturday’s airstrikes hit ISIS headquarters in the towns of al-Arisha and ‘Abb al-Shouk.  

In the meantime, eyewitnesses in the ISIS-held city of Shaddadi south of Hasakah reported a state of alert in the ranks of the radical group. Dozens of cars were seen transferring injured militants to medical centers in the city. 

This comes as the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) blocked the roads linking Shaddadi city to the Iraqi border in a bid to paralyze ISIS’s movements in the area. 

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh 

Source: ARA News 

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