Three Assyrian fighters killed during clashes with ISIS

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An Assyrian fighter during a break from anti-ISIS clashes near Tel Temir in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – On Friday, the Assyrian Military Council announced in a statement the death of three of its fighters during clashes with militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) near the town of Tel Temir in the western countryside of Hasakah, in northeastern Syria.

According to the media office of the council, the three Assyrian fighters were identified as Julian Osei, Marius Hormuz and Joseph Iffeh. 

Speaking to ARA News in Tel Temir, a member of the Assyrian Military Council said (under the condition of anonymity) that their forces, in cooperation with Kurdish military units of the YPG, have intensified their operations against IS location in the countryside of Tel Temir.

Militants of the IS have recently controlled several Assyrian villages in the area, causing the displacement of hundreds civilians. The radical group has also taken dozens of Assyrian civilians as hostages. 

In the meantime, Assyrian activists appealed to the international organizations to provide humanitarian aid to the displaced, calling on the West to intervene to reveal the fate of dozens of abducted Assyrians. 

“We call on the states which support freedom and democracy to intensify efforts to eliminate this terrorist group,” a displaced Assyrian woman appealed through ARA News

 

Reporting by: Dilshad Ahmed 

Source: ARA News

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