ISIS forced to withdraw from village under Kurdish fire

Kurdish fighters of the YPG and YPJ during a break after clashes with ISIS near Kobane. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – The Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced control over the village of Tel Majdala in the western countryside of Hasakah, in northeastern Syria, after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS), Kurdish military sources reported on Saturday.

The YPG’s leadership issued a statement, of which ARA News received a copy, saying that the clashes erupted on Friday between the Kurdish units and the IS terrorists in the villages of Ashra and Majdala, and lasted until Saturday evening. 

“The clashes ended with the YPG’s control of the Majdala village.”  

The YPG’s leadership pointed out that the IS radical group brought in more reinforcements to combat the Kurdish forces in the areas surrounding the two villages, stressing that the YPG killed 38 IS terrorists during the clashes and seized a large deal of weapons and ammunition.

On the other hand, activists from Hasakah city told ARA News that the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes resumed sorties over locations of the IS militants in the western countryside of Hasakah. 

“Fire flames were seen in the agricultural lands in the western areas of ​​Tel Majdal,” eyewitnesses from the Nashwa district (that overlooks the western countryside of Hasakah) told ARA News on Saturday.

In the past two days, the U.S.-led coalition’s fighter jets conducted several sorties on the western areas of ​​Tel Majdal (14 km west of Hasakah) amid clashes on the ground between the YPG and the IS group.


Reporting by: Zozan Shekho  

Source: ARA News

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