Syrian air force intensifies anti-ISIS airstrikes in Hasakah

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ARA News 

Hasakah, Syria – On Friday, the pro-regime helicopters and fighter jets continued bombing locations of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the southern and eastern countryside of the city of Hasakah, in northeastern Syria.

The Syrian air force’s raids against IS strongholds in Hasakah has continued for the third consecutive day. 

Speaking to ARA News, Khalil al-Ahmad said that pro-Assad warplanes bombed IS headquarters on Friday, targeting the front lines of the group in the villages of Dawoodiya and Rad Shaqra in the countryside of Hasakah. 

In the meantime, the Media Office of the al-Baath Brigades in Hasakah announced that the Syrian air force shelled several IS strongholds in the city of Shaddadi (50 km south of Hasakah), including the  headquarters of the Kazakh battalion in the area of Masakin 200 and an IS checkpoint installed west of the city.

On the other hand, pro-IS sources in Shaddadi reported that the air strikes on the city claimed the life of one civilian and injuries to three others. 

Over the last week, the pro-regime warplanes and helicopters intensified strikes on the city of Shaddadi, the main IS stronghold in Hasakah province, during which dozens of IS insurgents were killed, including leading figures.

 

Reporting by: Zozan Shekho  

Source: ARA News

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