Kurdish female fighters of the Women Protection Units (YPJ) securing a checkpoint in Hasakah countryside in northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News
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HASAKAH – Subsequent to clashes with militants of the Islamic State (ISIS), Kurdish forces regained three new villages in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah on Sunday.
Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), supported by female fighters of the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), have regained three villages near Mount Abdulaziz in the western countryside of Hasakah.
The YPG Media Center said that at least 27 ISIS militants were killed during the clashes on Sunday.
“Our forces continued their progress against the terrorists in Hasakah province. We have seized a large deal of weapons and ammunition during the anti-ISIS operations in Mount Abdulaziz and the surrounding villages,” a member of the YPG Media Center told ARA News in Hasakah.
Moreover, the Kurdish forces have taken six ISIS militants as hostages after the clashes.
Also on Sunday, the U.S.-led coalition forces bombed ISIS strongholds in the Hiwej village in the eastern countryside of Hasakah.
“The strikes targeted an ISIS weapon store,” media activist Dilovan Muhammad reported.
The militants had attacked Kurdish headquarters near Mount Abdulaziz on Friday. Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) subsequently evacuated their centers in what they called a “strategic withdrawal”.
“On Saturday, the YPG forces besieged ISIS militants near Mount Abdulaziz and killed dozens of terrorists and destroyed several vehicles,” a spokesman for the YPG Media Center told ARA News.
Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh
Source: ARA News