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Syria: Kurdish Fighters Repel Terrorists’ Offensive in Hasaka

1 March 2016 14:29



The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) thwarted the ISIL attempts to prevail over their lines of defense Northwest of Hasaka near the border with Turkey and inflicted a heavy death toll on the terrorists.

The ISIL’s large-scale attack at the village of al-Nasiriyeh in the Northwestern part of Hasaka province was fended off by the Kurdish fighters near the Turkish border-crossing.

The ISIL militants suffered a heavy death toll and their military hardware sustained major damage in the failed attack.

Media sources announced on Monday that the Kurdish fighters pushed the ISIL terrorists back from 2,400 square meters of the territories of the Northeastern province of Hasaka.

The Kurdish fighters pushed back the ISIL militants from 2,400 square meters of lands in the Southern part of the province and imposed full control over 315 villages and farms in the region.

Al-Azavi, al-Ziyanat and Adleh were among the newly-liberated villages in the Southern side of al-Shaddadi.

A report said on Monday that the SDF killed at least 37 ISIL fighters during tough battles with the terrorists in a village in the Southern regions of Hasaka province.

The mainly Kurdish group, that has recently bonded with Syrian government in fight against terrorists, managed to inflict casualties on ISIL during the fierce clashes flared on Monday in the village of Adleh Tahtani South of Hasaka province.

In a separate development in Hasaka, the SDF forces pushed their way further into ISIL-held areas, imposing heavy casualties on enemy forces in fierce clashes with militants in Ayouneh village near the Abdulaziz Mount in Hasaka province, sources on the ground said.

The YPG Kurds have recently bonded with the Damascus government. The Syrian army sent several arms cargoes to the YPG troops in the Northeastern province of Hasaka and trained the first group of Kurdish volunteer forces in the provincial capital city of Hasaka last week.

The SDF that is comprised of mainly Kurdish fighters as well as a few hundred Syrian Arab dissident forces have received trainings from the US and have been provided with scanty US-coalition air support in their battles in Raqqa province in Northeastern Syria; but in Northern and Northwestern battlefronts, they have been operating alongside the YPG and received the Russian air backup in their Aleppo wars that started with the conquest of Tishrin Dam on the Euphrates early in February.

Assisted by the Syrian army – that has along with popular forces and Hezbollah conquered almost all militant-held regions in Eastern, Southern, Western and Northwestern Aleppo province – and Russian air support, the Kurdish forces fighting against the terrorists in North-Northeast Aleppo province have been making striking advances against the Al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham and ISIL terrorists in February.

Earlier this month, YPG and SDF fighters prevailed over the terrorists in the highly strategic city of Tal Rifat in Northern Aleppo and captured the city.

The YPG, who enjoyed the Russian air backup, prevailed the terrorists’ positions from the Western direction and shook hand with the Kurdish units of the SDF who entered the town from the North.

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