On Tuesday morning, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched another desperate attempt to lift the siege imposed by the Syrian Armed Forces and the predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) inside the provincial capital of the Al-Hasakah Governorate.
The terrorist group conducted a fierce assault at the Red Villas of Abu Bakr from their positions at east Al-Taqadam, where they attempted to infiltrate past the YPG’s frontline defenses.
Unable to penetrate the YPG’s defenses, the terrorist group was forced to withdrawal west towards Al-Taqadam after sustaining heavy casualties as a result of their failed infiltration attempt into Abu Bakr village.
The purpose of ISIS’ desperate attack on the Red Villas was to clear a path to the outskirts of the provincial capital in order to reopen the supply lines to their embattled combatants that are currently trapped inside this city.
Despite their assault on the Red Villas, the terrorist group felt pressure from their western flank, as the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard – in cooperation with the Shaytat Tribesmen – carried out a powerful attack at the Martyrs Cemetery in the east district of the Al-Ghuweiran Quarter – firefights are ongoing.
Meanwhile, west of Al-Ghuweiran, the Syrian Arab Army’s 154th Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Gozarto Protection Forces (Assyrian militia) – continued their advance at the Shari’ah District of the Al-Nishwa Quarter, capturing more buildings from ISIS.