Saturday morning marked the start of the Islamic State of Iraq Al-Sham’s (ISIS) 7th day on the offensive at the provincial capital of Al-Hasakah and similar to the previous seven days, the militants from this terrorist organization were unable to breach the Syrian Armed Forces’ frontline defenses, despite numerous infiltration attempts after failed suicide attacks.
Undeterred by their previous failures, ISIS launched another wave of attacks on the Al-Ahdath Central Prison and the Al-Hasakah Power Plant on Saturday morning, where the aforementioned terrorist organization conceded large swathes of territory to the Syrian Arab Army’s 154th Artillery Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division and the National Defense Forces (NDF) the night before.
Unfortunately for the militants from ISIS, their infiltration attempts were repelled by the Syrian Armed Forces after a series of clashes that consumed most of the morning and afternoon; this came as no surprise because the SAA’s 154th Brigade has repositioned themselves inside the villages of Al-Dawoudiyah and Abyad.
With their assault on the provincial capital forestalled, ISIS focused their attention on the ‘Abdel-‘Aziz Mountains to the west of the city; however, similar to their failures at the provincial capital, the terrorist organization was unable to infiltrate past the Al-Ba’ath Battalion’s defenses, resulting in their subsequent withdrawal before nightfall.
At 1:45 A.M. (Damascus Time) on Sunday morning, the Syrian Armed Forces declared that the ISIS assault had been repelled on all fronts in the Al-Hasakah Governorate; they further added that there were no clashes reported at this time.