Kurdish fighters of the YPG at the top of Mount Abdulaziz after expelling ISIS militants from the area, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Photo: ARA News
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QAMISHLI – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) launched an attack on headquarters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the vicinity of Mount Abdulaziz in the western countryside of Hasakah, northeastern Syria, local sources reported on Monday.
Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, media activist Mohammed Haskawi said that ISIS militants targeted a YPG military base near Mount Abdulaziz with a number of mortar shells, without any reports of casualties.
In the meantime, ISIS clashed with the Kurdish forces west of Hasakah, where at least seven ISIS militants and four Kurdish fighters were killed.
Separately, civil rights activist Delovan Mohammed told ARA News that warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition targeted several ISIS strongholds south of Hasakah, beside hitting a tactical unit for the terror group near Mount Abdulaziz.
Over the past 24 hours, the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes hit 16 military targets of ISIS in different parts of Iraq and Syria.
ISIS strives to retake Mount Abdulaziz in Hasakah after being expelled by the Kurdish forces from the strategic mountain nearly five months ago.
Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh
Source: ARA News