A Kurdish fighter from the YPG prepares a pot of tea for his comrades during a warrior's break in the countryside of Hasakah, northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News
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Sere Kanieye, Syria – Subsequent to fierce clashes with extremists of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS), the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) regained a village in the countryside of Hasakah, northeastern Syria, military sources reported on Monday.
The YPG forces regained control of al-Arbeen village on the strategic highway of Tel Temir-Aliya in the western countryside of Hasakah.
Speaking to ARA News, a Kurdish fighter from the YPG said that their forces fought for the village “because of its strategic location on the highway”.
“Our forces are now able to advance further towards the IS-held city of Tel Abyad, in Raqqa province, from the west,” he said.
The source pointed out that the YPG achieved a remarkable progress in the southern and southwestern areas of Hasakah last week, “after launching an extended military operation against IS terrorists from the city of Sere Kaniye”.
He added that the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes play an essential role in making such a progress possible.
“The U.S.-led warplanes continue their airstrikes against the tactical units of the IS terrorists, while our fighters are taking the responsibility of fighting the group on the ground,” the YPG fighter told ARA News on the phone.
Reporting by: Jiwan Saman and Haitham Haji
Source: ARA News