Just when the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) was beginning to lose momentum at the provincial capital of the Al-Hasakah Governorate, the terrorist group sprung back to life in the southern and eastern sectors of the city, attacking the Syrian Armed Forces at the Sports City, Al-Ghuweiran Quarter, east Al-Nishwa Quarter, Al-Zuhour Quarter, the Panorama Roundabout, the Power Plant, and the Al-Ahdath Juvenile Detention Facility on Sunday morning.
The terrorist group renewed their offensive on Sunday morning when they stormed the east district of the Al-Nishwa Quarter, where they attempted to breach the Syrian Arab Army’s frontline defenses; however, this was one of their unsuccessful counter-offensives during the day, as the Syrian Armed Forces thwarted the ISIS assault and secured their frontlines.
Meanwhile, at the Al-Zuhour Quarter, the ISIS combatants attack the Syrian Armed Forces’ frontline defenses, where they infiltrated from their positions at the western flank; this resulted in the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) conducting a number of airstrikes to assist the Syrian Arab Army’s 154th Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division retake their lost territory.
Finally, after the Syrian Air Force fractured the terrorist group’s frontlines, the SAA’s 154th Brigade – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Sootooro Brigades (Assyrian militia) – were able to recapture the territory that was captured by the militants of ISIS in the east district of the Al-Zuhour Quarter.
Perhaps the fiercest clashes fought on Sunday took place at the Panorama Roundabout, the Al-Hasakah Power Plant, and the Al-Ahdath Juvenile Detention Facility; this resulted in significant bloodshed and non-stop for almost eleven hours.
Despite their repeated attempts to recapture the Al-Ahdath Juvenile Detention Facility, the militants from ISIS were unsuccessful in breaching the Syrian Armed Forces’ defenses, resulting in their eventual withdrawal from the prison’s southern perimeter.
Similar to the results at the Al-Ahdath Juvenile Detention Facility, the militants from ISIS were unsuccessful in breaching the Syrian Armed Forces’ defenses at the Al-Hasakah Power Plant and the Panorama Roundabout.
The predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) took control of the Military Housing District and the Al-Hasakah School after Syrian security forces conceded the area to the latter on Sunday night – ISIS followed up with an assault on the district; however, the attack was repelled by the YPG.