Al-Nusra struggles to regain control from ISIL in Hasakah


Fighters of Jabhat al-Nusra. File photo

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – Clashes renewed between militants of al-Qaeda splinter group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and fighters of al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) on Thursday, in the town of Margada in Hasakah countryside, northeast of Syria.

The clashes renewed after a break for nearly two months where ISIL group took over the town and its surrounding villages after battles against al-Nusra Front, the Islamic Front and some battalions of Free Syrian Army (FSA).

Ahmad Husseini, an activist based in Hasakah, told ARA News that the clashes erupted in the center of Margada between the ISIL militants and al-Nusra fighters after latters opened fire on the al-Arman hospital in the town, which was taken by the ISIL as a stronghold.

“The clashes resulted in material damage in the area as no casualties were reported among civilians or in the ranks of the conflicting parties,” Husseini reported.

“However, the hospital does not receive patients due to the lack of medical equipment,” Husseini added.

Husseini pointed out that the residents of the town (Margada) and its surroundings are in a state of panic since the clashes renewed between the two groups.


Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source:  ARA News

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