ISIS and regime forces clash in Syria’s Hasakah

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Pro-regime soldiers. File photo

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – On Friday and Saturday, fierce clashes continued between pro-regime forces and militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIL) in Saddiq Junction west of Hasakah, northeastern Syria.

The pro-regime forces supported by the allied militia of the al-Maghawir forces are stationed in the al-Saiqa camp a few hundred meters from the Saddiq junction, the nearest point to the IS group west of Hasakah.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Khalil Ahmad confirmed that clashes intensified over the last two days between the regime and IS in the village of Sabaa Skur located on the outskirts of of the city of Hasakah.

Ahmad pointed out that the radical group has recently reported new gains in the vicinity of the village of Sabaa Skur, following sporadic clashes with the pro-regime forces.

The source added that Friday evening the regime forces shelled Siddiq Junction in western Hasakah with several shells. There were no reports of casualties. 

Over the past few months, clashes have continued in the southern and western countryside of Hasakah between the IS group and the pro-regime forces. No party has made remarkable advancement in the area, while hit and run battles still continue between the two sides.

 

Reporting by: Zozan Shekho    

Source: ARA News

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