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Al-Hasakah, Syria – The Syrian regime forces shelled strongholds of the Islamic State’s (IS/ISIS) militants in the southern countryside of the city of al-Hasakah, in northeastern Syria, on Wednesday.
This coincided with the U.S.-led international coalition’s warplanes bombing the radical group’s headquarters in the province of al-Hasakah, local sources reported.
Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Dilovan Mohamed reported that the pro-regime forces shelled with heavy artillery IS sites in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah “near the military base of al-Melabiya”.
“Pro-Assad forces used their headquarters in Mount Kawkab regiment (10 km east of the city of al-Hasakah) during the attacks against IS locations,” Mohamed said.
Also on Wednesday, local sources to ARA News that the pro-regime forces, backed by gunmen of the National Defense Army, stormed Geweran neighborhood in southern Hasakah “looking to IS-linked activists”.
“Nobody was arrested during the campaign,” sources in Geweran said.
The international coalition’s warplanes bombed IS sites in the countryside of the province of Hasakah, near the town of al-hop at the Syrian-Iraqi border, amid continuous sorties by the coalition warplanes over areas of Hasakah’s towns and villages, local activists told ARA News.
Reporting by: Aynur Mohammad
Source: ARA News