The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has been encircled by the Syrian Armed Forces and the predominately Kurdish “People’s Proptection Units” (YPG) in the Al-Hasakah and with no outlet to retreat, they find themselves in an unfavorable predicament that will require them to either surrender or fight their way out of the provincial capital.
ISIS attempted to do the latter on Sunday morning, as the terrorist group’s armed combatants attacked numerous sites inside the provincial capital in order to find a break-through point to reopen their imperative supply lines to their entrenched fighters embedded between the Syrian Armed Forces and the YPG’s frontlines.
Flustered and exhausted, the terrorist group attempted to recapture the Red Villas in the provincial capital’s eastern outskirts; however, their assault would fail to yield any gains, as the YPG secured all points in this rural area after a two hour battle.
In addition to their assault at the Red Villas, ISIS launched a powerful assault at the east district of the Al-Ghuweiran Quarter; however, once again, they were repelled by the Syrian Arab Army’s 123rd Brigade of the 3rd Armored Division and Gozarto Protection Forces after fierce clashes on Sunday morning.
To counter the terrorist group’s brief offensive, the Syrian Armed Forces pushed east of the Martyrs Cemetery, killing over 20 enemy combatants from ISIS, including Khaled Nouress Abu Yahya, Mohammad Radwan Al-Sa’adi, Mohammad Ahmed Al-Yousif, Waleed Fares Khodor, Thabet Bassem ‘Abdullah, Jamal Lu’ayy Al-‘Ubeida, and Hussein Qassim Al-Hussein.
Meanwhile, south of the Al-Ghuweiran Quarter, the Syrian Armed Forces continued their assault on the Youth Housing building near the strategic Panorama Roundabout at the southern entrance of the provincial capital – no advances reported.