المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces fail to retake areas of the city of Al-Hasakah in spite of the dozens airstrikes and large reinforcements

Al-Hasakah Province:

The regime forces had failed to regain control over the areas controlled by the “Islamic state” in the city of Hasaka during the past three weeks, where reliable sources confirmed to the activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in the city that the “Islamic state” only had lost the Eastern Nashweh neighborhood which was controlled alongside with the neighborhoods of al-Shari’aa and Western al-Nashweh at  June 20, 2015. IS was able to expand its controlled areas in the city; in the neighborhood of Hosh al-Ba’er known as al-Zohur neighborhood too,  areas in the neighborhoods of Ghwyran, al-Layleyyeh, the sport city, the southern entrance of the city, the southern outskirts of the city,  including the under construction al-Ahdath prison, although carrying out more than 90 airstrike by the regime air force, bringing hundreds of soldiers from the Republican Guard and the elite forces in the regime, and putting in charge two senior officers of the regime forces, namely the general-major Mohammad Kaddour and the brigadier-general Isam Zahreddine, to manage the military operations in al-Hasakah. The military operations resulted in the death and wound of 200 members of regime forces and militiamen loyal to them during the clashes and shelling by the “Islamic state” and detonating at least 17 booby- trapped vehicles, most of them targeted the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them in the city and its vicinity, while besides those who detonated the booby trapped vehicles there were 70 IS members at least killed in the battles in which IS called the “Battle of Abu Suhail al-Orduni.”, including 15 kid fighters at least, all of them under the age of 16.

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