On Wednesday night, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched another surprise assault on the provincial capital of the Al-Hasakah Governorate, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces’ (NDF) frontline fortifications at the Al-Ahdath Juvenile Detention Center, the Al-Hasakah Power Plant, and the Panorama Roundabout located around the southern outskirts of the city.
The surprise assault began at dusk on Wednesday night, when an ISIS suicide bomber attempted to drive his armored vehicle into the southern perimeter of the Panorama Roundabout; however, for the second straight day, the attempted suicide attack failed, as the Syrian Armed Forces blew up the terrorist group’s armored vehicle before it reached its destination at the provincial capital’s southern outskirts.
Following the failed suicide attack, the militants from ISIS stormed the Al-Ahdath Juvenile Prison, the Al-Hasakah Power Plant, and the villages of Al-Dawoudiyah and Al-Abyad, resulting in a series of clashes with the Syrian Armed Forces that continued until 3:30 A.M. (Damascus Time) on early Thursday morning in southern Al-Hasakah City.
With help from the Syrian Arab Air Force’s (SAAF) relentless airstrikes and NDF reinforcements from the Al-Qamishli District, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to repel the enemy combatants from ISIS, forcing the subsequent withdrawal of all the terrorist group’s militants before sunrise on Wednesday morning at the provincial capital.
According to a military source in the Al-Hasakah Governorate, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to kill 27 enemy combatants from ISIS, while securing all points around the southern perimeter of Al-Hasakah.