المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

YPG expels IS from 4000 square km in al-Hasakah in 20 days

The YPG took control on the strategic town of al-Mabrouka in the southern western countryside of Ras al-Ein after violent clashes against IS which controlled the town earlier, the town is one of the most important strongholds for the IS near al-Raqqa borders, this advances opens the road for YPG fighters to move towards Tal Abiad town in the northern countryside of al-Raqqa ” The main IS stronghold in Syria”.

After taking control on al-Mabouka, Tal Tamir countryside, and wide parts of Ras al-Ein countryside, the YPG controls no less than 4000 square km from al-Hasakah countryside through Tal Tamir reaching al-Mabrouka and Abd al-Aziz mount, as a result of the attacks which started 20 days ago, the YPG  backed by al-Sanadid army, the Khabour guards, and the Assyrian military council, were able to gain control on these areas with the help of the U.S led coalition air strikes which targeted the IS heavily. 

It is worth to mention that no less than 170 militants in IS were killed in the 19th and 18th of May, after targeting their locations and HQs by the U.S led coalition warplanes in Tal Tamir countryside

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