ISIS loses ground in Hasakah

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – Subsequent to clashes with militants fighters of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS), pro-regime forces regained the neighborhood of ​​Nashwa Gharbiya in Hasakah city, northeastern Syria, local activists reported on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) were able to expel IS jihadists from the Kurdish-populated neighborhoods of Aziziyah and al-Ghazl.

A YPG affiliated source told ARA News that the Kurdish units were able to retake Aziziyah and al-Ghazl, in addition to the headquarters of the National Defense. 

IS militants are still in control of Villat Homr district, which overlook the IS-held neighborhood of Geweran in southeastern Hasakah.

Speaking to ARA News, civil rights activist Moataz Abdul Jawad reported that the pro-regime forces regained the neighborhood of Nashwa Gharbiya and clashed with IS militants in the vicinity of the neighborhood. 

“The YPG forces clashed with IS insurgents on the highway of Abyad-Hasakah, west of the city,” he added.

In the meantime, the fighter jets of the Syrian air force bombed three locations of the group in the western and eastern outskirts of the city.

ARA News could not verify the death toll among the conflicting parties in Hasakah. 

Local activists reported that residents began to return to their homes on Sunday after their displacement from Hasakah towards the northern cities of Qamishli, Amuda, Derbassiyeh, Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) and Derik (Malikiya). 


Reporting by: Zozan Shekho

Source: ARA News

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