SOHR : ISIS RETURNS TO STRIKE IN THE NORTH-EAST
The Organization of the Islamic State (Isis) returns to strike in north-eastern Syria. This was reported by local and regional media, according to which in the last few hours militiamen affiliated with ISIS have targeted Kurdish and Arab militiamen of the coalition led by the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Syrian region of Hasake.
In the area operate forces affiliated with the PKK and supported by the United States, leading the global anti-Isis Coalition and maintaining a military presence in northeastern Syria on the border with Iraq.
Sources say that ISIS militiamen claimed responsibility for an attack carried out yesterday in the Hasake region, in which seven Kurdish militiamen were killed – according to the ISIS Telegram account in Syria.
Kurdish-Syrian media confirm the attack but provide a different toll: three Kurdish fighters killed and an unspecified number of victims in the ranks of Isis.
In recent days, according to the National Observatory for Human Rights in Syria, US airborne special forces had carried out arrests in the nearby Syrian region of Dayr az Zor against alleged ISIS representatives.
The operations of the US-led Coalition had been coordinated with the leaders of the Arab-Kurdish coalition led by the PKK.
Source: Global Happenings