Three weeks after launching their large-scale offensive in the provincial capital of the Al-Hasakah Governorate, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has found itself encircled by the Syrian Armed Forces at the eastern (Al-Nishwa) and northern flanks; meanwhile, the predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” control the the western and southern flanks.

With no outlet to retreat, the terrorist group has an estimated 1,200 combatants stuck inside the provincial capital with scarce provisions to muster up a counter-assault, leaving them at the mercy of the Syrian Armed Forces and the YPG fighters assaulting their positions from all sides.

To make matters worse for the ISIS militants, the Syrian Armed Forces and the YPG are involved in a cold war style battle to take control of as much territory as they can before the other arrives; this has worked out well for the YPG, as they have taken control of large swathes of territory with little resistance from the terrorist group.

On Friday morning, the Syrian Armed Forces made significant progress inside the provincial capital, capturing the Faculty of Economics building, the Industrial Institute, and a number of building blocks inside the west district of the Al-Nishwa Quarter.

In addition to their progress at the aforementioned sites, the Syrian Arab Army’s 154th Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division – in coordination with the National Defense Forces, Gozarto Protection Forces (Assyrian militia), and the Al-Ba’ath Battalion – have finally entered the Al-Shari’ah District in the southwestern corridor of Al-Hasakah City after fierce clashes with ISIS on Wednesday afternoon.

ISIS suffered a major setback on the eastern front of Al-Hasakah City, as the YPG imposed  full control over the Red Villas, while also advancing to the Al-Zuhour Quarter’s east district.

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South of Al-Hasakah City, the YPG has taken control of Rad Sharqiyah, Al-Watwatiyah, and a number of other little villages along the Al-Hasakah-Al-Shadadi Highway.

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Karim Hamond
Karim Hamond
2015-07-18 11:33

I understand that ISI is eating dust. but what is the real game of all Kurds component ?. Is another war will begin for SAA ?. Thanks for your reply.

Ron Beau Phillips
Ron Beau Phillips
2015-07-19 01:42

Great propaganda opportunity. Capture the ISIS fighters, keep them captive in very humane conditions. Let the ISIS fighters see that they’d be living better as a captive of the Syrian government than they are fighting and dying for thei maniacal vision of a 7th century caliphate.

Russell Gitlitz
Russell Gitlitz
2015-07-19 01:52

Keep them captive ? Under good conditions? So they can escape and spread more murder?,more rape and slavery? No…slowly strangle theit position in the city and kill every one of them..suggesting that they would positively respond to humane treatment is naive. .monsters need to be destroyed

Glory to the honorable and brave warriors of the YPG and other kurdish warriors…i wish i could send them NON LETHAL AID
..to help

Karim Hamond
Karim Hamond
2015-07-19 08:29

Thanks Karel. But I spoke about the situation after the eradication of ISIS, Jaich Al islam and all these bulshit fighters. I don’t think that kurds, despite their involvment into this war will gain politically more than a small autonomy. So, other fights with former “friends” soon ?.

Walter Cabrera
Walter Cabrera
2015-07-19 09:50

These ISIS fighters went in with murder in thier minds. This is karmic justice, If they get wiped out it is their own damned fault

Jim Rayner
Jim Rayner
2015-07-19 17:05

Kill em all and let god sort em out

Joel Hammer
Joel Hammer
2015-07-20 04:05

Just got finished reading a book called the “Last Mughal.” It was about the events surrounding the Sepoy rebellion in about 1857. The sepoys butchered every Christian in Delhi, in fact, every Christian they could get their hands on anywhere, Englishman or Indian Christian. Men , women, children, infants. All Christians had to die. Hacked to death. Sound familiar? When the English responded, they were uncharacteristically merciless. No prisoners. No mercy for any who helped the sepoys. “You showed the retreating sepoys a ford over the river? Both hands get chopped off.” You get the picture. When the British retook… Read more »

Russell Gitlitz
Russell Gitlitz
2015-09-21 18:53

We are focusing too much on getting rid of assad..better the enemy you know,than the one you do NOT…forget toppling assad, let the russians support and supply him to kill Daesh. .then we give all the heavy weaponry to the kurdish peshmerga and peoples protection units ..They are the only reliable force of Daesh killers out there and friendly to America (just not turks) and Daesh. .Tell turkish forces to lay off Kurds and kurds the same..Focus on one thing and one thing only..trap the Deash monsters between the hammer and the Anvil and kill…EVERY ONE we can..make war the… Read more »