ISIS launches major offensive on Kurdish headquarters near Hasakah

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Kurdish fighters of the YPG securing Aziziyah district in Hasakah. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

QAMISHLI – Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) launched a major offensive on headquarters of the Kurdish forces near the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah, military sources reported on Monday. 

The extremist group attacked headquarters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the vicinity of Tel Brak town east of Hasakah. 

“Subsequent to heavy shelling by ISIS terrorists, clashes broke out between the YPG fighters and the radical group near Tel Brak,” a spokesman for the YPG told ARA News on the phone.

Four YPG fighters were hardly injured during the clashes.

“After causing mass destruction in the area, the militants withdrew towards their strongholds in al-Hawl town near the Iraqi border,” the source added.

In the meantime, the U.S.-led coalition conducted several airstrikes on ISIS fighting positions in the countryside of Hasakah province, amid continues clashes between the Kurdish forces and the militant group.

ISIS has been fortifying its headquarters in the town of al-Hawl in the eastern countryside of Hasakah after several attempts by the Kurdish YPG fighters to storm the town, which is considered one of the last ISIS strongholds in Hasakah province.  

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh

Source: ARA News 

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