Al-Hasakah, Syria – The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a large-scale offensive in the southern countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate on Tuesday, targeting the strategic city of Al-Shadadi, which is currently under the control of the U.S. backed “Syrian Democratic Forces.”

ISIS managed to seize three villages from the Syrian Democratic Forces this morning after overrunning their defenses at the southern countryside of Al-Shadadi.

Following the capture of these three villages, the Islamic State terrorists advanced north towards the village of Al-Sheikh ‘Uthman, where they were confronted by a small SDF unit.

The Islamic State terrorists managed to seize Al-Sheikh ‘Uthman after a fracture in the SDF’s first-line of defense.

Despite the nonstop airstrikes from the U.S. Coalition, the Islamic State terrorists are still pushing north towards Al-Shadadi, as they continue their large-scale offensive.

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Leo Gunst
Leo Gunst
2016-08-23 15:25

as a reminder for asayesh/ypg terrorists: IS is still there

German
German
2016-08-23 16:20
Reply to  Leo Gunst

Oh, what is ISIS? Kurds think, they can beat Turkey, SAA, ISIS, Iraq, Iran all together now.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-23 16:31
Reply to  Leo Gunst

YPG are not terrorists, Erdogan is…

George Washington
George Washington
2016-08-23 18:19
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

No sympathy for the Assyrian Christians they are slaughtering in Hasakah?

Kurds are better that ISIS but that is REALLY not saying much…

Fikri
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Fikri
2016-08-23 20:24

What did Assyrian Christians to you?
They are a shining candle in your dark live.
Your folk can not produce an onion ,wheil others can travel to the moon.

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ChristianUSA
2016-08-23 16:39

Kurds this is what happens when one loses perspective.

Don’t stab the SAA in the back, you need them even after ISIS is defeated you still have the Turks to worry about. Make a deal with the govt of Syria while you are still on good terms. Don’t get greedy.

I’m an American, my govt won’t help you against the Turks. We hate the Russians. We will back the Turks in a New York Minute if we think that will get the Turks back on our side.

lahvancz
lahvancz
2016-08-23 18:28
Reply to  ChristianUSA

Why do you hate Russians? Did they do something to you? Or is just stereotype?

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ChristianUSA
2016-08-23 21:20
Reply to  lahvancz

I have nothing against them. It seems to be a mental disorder in my country. I think it’s leftover Cold War mentality. We expected the Russians to act like Germany after WW2 but they had the audacity to have an independent foreign policy and we got all crazy and now are acting like it’s 1962.

George Washington
George Washington
2016-08-23 18:39
Reply to  ChristianUSA

Kerry seems to have promised them their precious “Rojava”.

All Kurdish people should do a quick google search of “Hmong in Laos” for details on a very similar armed minority group that aligned with America against all of their neighbors.

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kit
2016-08-23 20:36
Reply to  ChristianUSA

Yea, they should agree with the SAA to be the buffer between Turkey and Assad. A frontline as it were. After what Turkey has done to Syria, I doubt they’d disagree, and if the Kurds were wiped out, the SAA could reestablish that frontline anyway, so either way should be fine with them.

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ChristianUSA
2016-08-23 21:22
Reply to  kit

Once this horrible civil war is over, if the Kurds are part of Syria then Turkey can’t attack the Kurds without it also being attack on all of Syria. If they have a tiny statelet then Turkey can go after them. There is a reason why nations form. There is strength in numbers.

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2016-08-23 22:21
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You want a Kurdish state? Let it be where Ankara rules, NOT Damascus.

Rana
Rana
2016-08-23 18:05

@leithfadel all because of Kurds traitors

Horace Cunningham
Horace Cunningham
2016-08-23 15:37

We didnt see this coming

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Jens Holm
2016-08-23 16:02

Yes they did. This is one of many down to small groups shooting wild at civilians. We is not everybody.