Anti-ISIS forces in Assyrian town demand U.S. support

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Kurdish and Assyrian fighters observe ISIS strongholds in the country of Tel Temir. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – On Sunday, the Joint Command of the U.S.-led international coalition forces said that its warplanes carried out a number of new airstrikes on locations of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in Syria and Iraq.

The coalition’s warplanes targeted an IS-linked site near the Kurdish city of Kobane in the province of Aleppo, in northern Syria.

The coalition’s forces also struck fourteen targets of the Islamic State in areas near the cities of Mosul, Tikrit and Fallujah in Iraq, without revealing the results of the airstrikes in both Syria and Iraq.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Ghassan Mohammed said that despite the ongoing battles between IS militants and the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) backed by fighters from the Assyrian Military Council and Haras al-Khabur, the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes are still absent from the countryside of the city of Tel Temir and Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) in Hasakah province.

Since morning, fierce clashes continue between IS jihadists and the joint forces in the Hasakah countryside, amid threats by the radical group to storm the Assyrian-majority town of Tel Temir. The leadership of the joint forces called on civilians to evacuate the town for fear of a sudden attack by IS militants. 

 

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh

Source: ARA News

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