Multiple U.S. airstrikes were reported from the Al-Hasakah Governate, where ISIS is currently engaged in a fierce battle against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), National Defense Forces (NDF), and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) at Tal Hamees. Yesterday, the National Defense Forces took control of the Al-Nashawa Neighborhood of Al-Hasakah, killing 16 members of ISIS before declaring the area under Syrian Government control.
In the Al-Hasakah countryside, civilians reported a multitude of airstrikes targeting Tal-Shayar near the Iraqi-Syrian border. According to a civilian source, ISIS has a large training base in Tal Shayer that is also used to store weapons and house militants. The source also added that ISIS launched most of its attacks into west Mosul and east Al-Hasakah from this area; this is a primary target for the Anti-ISIS Coalition aircraft.
lso reported from Al-Hasakah, the Syrian Air Force bombarded the ISIS stronghold of Tal Al-Ahmadi near Tal Barakat. According to a military source, an ISIS weapons depot was targeted at this location; it is believed that at least 5 militants were killed during the air raid.
The YPG asserted full control over the village of Mabrouka in Ras Al-‘Ayn, killing scores of ISIS militants and taking nearly 20 fighters prisoner. The Syrian Air Force assisted with multiple airstrikes on ISIS positions, forcing many of the militants to retreat. YPG forces are currently entrenched on the Tal Hamees front, where they look to take control of this ISIS stronghold.