Syrian airstrikes hit Islamist headquarters in Hasakah, casualties reported

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – At least three civilians were killed and dozens others wounded as a result of aerial bombardment by the Syrian regime forces on locations of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in the city of Shaddadi, south of Hasakah province, in northeastern Syria.  

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Saman Ahmed said that on Sunday the Assad helicopters targeted a popular market in the city of Shaddadi, killing three civilians and wounding dozens.

“The pro-regime helicopters also dropped four barrel bombs on IS-linked headquarters in the city, namely the Agricultural Bank, the automated bakery, and the commercial mall and municipality building, causing the death and injury of several jihadists,” he added.

In another development, civil rights activist Ghassan Mohammed from Hasakah told ARA News that during the past two days, the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) gained control of the villages of al-Ishara, Nofaliya, al-Miqrin, and Dibisa in the countryside of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain).

These developments come after fierce battles between the YPG and the radical group of the Islamic State causing casualties on both sides whose numbers could not be verified by ARA News.

In the meantime, military sources reported on Sunday that YPG fighters took control of two strategic hills near the villages of Aliya and al-Manajir in the southern countryside of Sere Kaniye.


Reporting by: Dilshad Muhammad

Source: ARA News

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