Kurdish forces report new gains against ISIS near Hasakah

Kurdish fighters of the YPG and YPJ bidding farewell to fellow fighters who were killed during anti-ISIS clashes in Hasakah. Photo: ARA News

ARA News 

Hasakah – Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) reported progress against militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah, military sources said on Wednesday.

The YPG regained the villages of Tananir and Umm Hajar in the vicinity of Tel Brak town in the eastern countryside of Hasakah. 

Speaking to ARA News, YPG spokesman Sipan Derki said: “Our forces regained the two villages after fierce clashes with ISIS terrorists.”

ISIS militants had evacuated their headquarters in Tananir and Umm Hajar amid intensive shelling by the Kurdish forces. 

“At least seven terrorists were killed and dozens wounded during the clashes,” Derki said. “Our (YPG) fighters have also destroyed an ISIS vehicle and seized a large deal of ammunition.”

Two Kurdish fighters were wounded in Wednesday’s clashes, according to the source. 

In the meantime, warplanes of the U.S.-led international coalition targeted ISIS tactical units in the vicinity of al-Hawl town near the border with Iraq.

“The U.S.-led forces hit ISIS tactical units near al-Hawl with three airstrikes, destroying two vehicles and killing several militants,” media activist Muhammad al-Ahmed told ARA News in Hasakah.

The coalition has also targeted ISIS fighting positions on the outskirts of Shaddadi town south of Hasakah with several airstrikes on Wednesday.

“The U.S.-led coalition bombed three ISIS targets near Shaddadi, killing and injuring at least 15 militants,” the source reported.

Reporting by: Jan Nasro

Source: ARA News 

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