The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has had a rough few days in Al-Hasakah City this week, as the Syrian Armed Forces and the predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) have launched separate counter-offensives inside and outside of the provincial capital, forcing the terrorist group to take the defensive for the first time in three weeks.
On Thursday, things did not get any better for ISIS inside the provincial capital of Al-Hasakah; this was due in large part to the Syrian Arab Army’s 154th Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division’s relentless pressure they applied upon the terrorist group’s defensive positions inside the west district of the Al-Nishwa Quarter.
Unable to obstruct their offensive in the west district of the Al-Nishwa Quarter, the terrorist group (ISIS) found itself facing the loss of the imperative Al-Hasakah Hotel and the Secondary School; this would later come to fruition, as the Syrian Armed Forces implemented full-control over another set of building blocks inside the city.
In addition to their success at Al-Nishwa, the Syrian Armed Forces steadily gained ground in the Al-Zuhour Quarter, killing 19 confirmed enemy combatants and destroying three armored vehicles mounted with 23mm anti-aircraft machine guns.
South of the provincial capital, the YPG wasted no time attacking the terrorist group at the Al-Ahdath Juvenile Prison and the Al-Hasakah Electrical substation, capturing these sites after fierce clashes with ISIS militants on Thursday morning.