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Hasakah, Syria – On Saturday, the pro-regime artillery resumed bombing against the western suburbs of Hasakah city, northeastern Syria, targeting strongholds of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS), locals reported.
Speaking to ARA News, civil rights activist Muhammad Ali said that the pro-regime artillery launched rockets from the city center towards the villages of Rafraf and Mafraq al-Saddiq, where IS militants are stationed (about 11 km in west of Hasakah).
“While the regime forces are stationed in the Saiqa military camp which is located before Farfar ,” he said.
“The regime intensified roadblocks by deploying armed forces at the outskirts of the city, such as the checkpoint of Nashwa district at the western entrance of the city,” Ali said. “Another major checkpoint was installed near the panorama district at the southern entrance, as well as deployment of heavy weapons by pro-Assad forces in several neighborhoods in Hasakah suburbs.”
On the other hand, civil rights activist Ismail Mohamed told ARA News that the pro-regime helicopters targeted Friday the Mosque of Abu Bakr, during the exit of worshipers, causing the death of three civilians.
Noteworthy, the IS group is in control of several villages in the southern and western countryside of Hasakah, from which the militants launch attacks against the pro-regime and Kurdish forces in the city.
Reporting by: Zaradasht Khalil
Source: ARA News