YPG fighters observe an ISIS stronghold south Hasakah. Photo: ARA News
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Hasakah, Syria – Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced Thursday their control over new locations held by Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the Nashwa Gharbiya district in Hasakah city, northeastern Syria.
The YPG’s Media Center told ARA News that the Kurdish fighters stormed the IS-held Nashwa district from the western and southern sides in an attempt to tighten siege on IS terrorists trapped in the district.
“Five new points were liberated in Nashwa by our units (YPG) on Wednesday afternoon,” the YPG’s leadership said.
“On Thursday, the units were able to control the Harun al-Rashid School in the same neighborhood, causing large losses in the ranks of terrorists,” they said.
“The anti-IS operations are ongoing, and we won’t give up until liberating entire Hasakah from the terrorists.”
Speaking to ARA News, Ahmed Hussein, a resident of Nashwa neighborhood, reported that the Kurdish units were able Thursday to evacuate several civilians trapped in the neighborhood since IS took over it last June.
Also on Thursday, the Syrian regime forces announced their control over the entire district of Geweran in Hasakah after battles with IS radicals lasted for several days.
Reporting by: Zozan Shekho
Source: ARA News