Hasakah City, Syria (4:30 A.M.) – The Kurdish police (Asayish), backed by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), launched a massive attack against the government-backed “National Defense Forces” (NDF) in Hasakah City on Sunday, resulting in a day-long battle for control of several districts inside the provincial capital.

Asayish forces began the day by storming the NDF’s positions at the Red Villas, Guweiran District, Al-Askari District, and eastern Nashwa neighborhoods; this resulted in a series of back-and-forth battles for control of these areas.

Initially, the Asayish forces seized the Faculty of Economics building in southern Hasakah; however, they eventually retreated from the area after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled their positions from the Kawkab Mountains.

The Syrian Air Force would also assist the NDF in pushing back the Asayish Forces, launching over 30 airstrikes in the last 24 hours, while their ground units attempt to repel all attacks on government areas.

However, as of 4:15 A.M. on Monday morning, all fighting has subsided inside Hasakah City, despite the occasional sound of mortar shells from a distance.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 347
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    347
    Shares
ALSO READ  [Graphic 18+] Turkish-backed rebels execute kidnapped man in Afrin after family paid ransom
Editor-in-Chief Specializing in Near Eastern Affairs and Economics.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
British UK
Member
Newbie
Upvoted
British UK

The Kurds are no different from any other terrorist group operating in Syria. They don’t want to sit down and negotiate peace terms….instead they refuse and tell the SAA and NDF to ‘leave or die’.
The Kurds are trying to ethnically cleanse the area of Assyrian Christians, who mostly make up the NDF protecting their homes and family !!!

Pete
Guest
Pete

Actually, the Kurds protect Assyrian Christians. They’re on the same side. It’s strange that you’re commenting when you know so little about what’s going on.

Unknown
Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
Unknown

He’s telling the truth Pete. Ask the Non-Kurds if you don’t believe him.

زخاري رويال
Guest
زخاري رويال

I’m getting so sick of #Kurds helping #ISIS and their US puppets weaken the true fighters of terrorism, the #SyrianArabArmy

Pete
Guest
Pete

“the true fighters of terrorism, the #SyrianArabArmy” ??? Sure, Assad is such a benevolent murderer isn’t he? lol

Unknown
Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
Unknown

Do you prefer Isis? Or the other wahabis that the SAA is fighting like Jabha Al Nusra whom your YPG barely fights

shamethem
Guest
shamethem

What they do is called ethnic cleansing. The Kurds behave similarly to the Jews in Palestine.

Pete
Guest
Pete

Right… so all races and religions living side by side in Rojava is “ethnic cleansing” in your book. Something tells me you just want to hate.

Unknown
Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
Unknown

No such thing as Rojava moron.

Member
Newbie
Upvoted
888mladen .

Syria, Iran, Iraq and Turkey should join hands and deal with the Kurdish problem.

Pete
Guest
Pete

Yes, peace and democracy are such “problems” for the stone age islamic horde, aren’t they?

Unknown
Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
Unknown

Kurds are Muslim, most of the NDF aren’t so much dummy.

Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
Redbaron9495

Kurds are back-stabbers just like they always were….I will feel no sympathy in future if now the Turks should start attacking them!

anony
Guest
anony

this is that brainwashing Sunni propaganda coming into play again here

Daeshbags Sux
Guest
Daeshbags Sux

Both Syrian state and YPG are totally secular…

Daeshbags Sux
Guest
Daeshbags Sux

And this is very sad…