In a move seemingly aimed at expelling the Syrian Government from northeastern Syria, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) have made a string of advances inside Hasakah city during urban clashes with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) over the past few days.

Two government enclaves currently persist in Hasakah province, one in Hasakah city and one in its neighbouring city of Qamishli. If these are fully captured by the YPG and aligned factions, this will allow Kurdish parties to establish their very own ‘Rojava’ region, a name synonymous with Syrian Kurdistan.

The SAA and YPG are otherwise considered staunch opponents of ISIS – therefore, internal clashes between the sides will in theory serve to strengthen the Islamic State.

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زخاري رويال
زخاري رويال
2016-08-22 20:46

Bet the US is just thrilled.

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ChristianUSA
2016-08-22 21:32

It does look like Kerry’s ‘option 2’ after the ceasefire collapsed where he was talking about partitioning Syria. This is bad for the Syrians.

sillywoes
sillywoes
2016-08-23 00:03
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That was option A; they just bought the needed time with talks of Plan B. They manipulate Russia any which way they please.

Abdul Rahim786
Abdul Rahim786
2016-08-22 20:20

wasn’t there a ceasfire???? This only promotes an escalation of this war.

bijan
bijan
2016-08-22 21:21

congratulations

Francesca Antinucci
Francesca Antinucci
2016-08-22 20:59

“Our partners from http://www.SouthFront.org have more on the story” but also another story: the responsability for rocket launch from Gaza was claimed by Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, and not Aknaf Beit al-Maqdes.
In addition to that: Aknaf Beit al-Maqdes is a Hamas spin-off in Syria (not even present in Gaza), the al-Qaeda affiliated group you are talking about in the video is probabily “Ansar Beit al-Maqdes” who are active in Sinai.

TROPASOCIALISTA
TROPASOCIALISTA
2016-08-22 23:48

IF KURDISH,THEY WOULD HAVE HAD AN AUTONOMY AS IT OF SCOTLAND OR CATALONIA OR COUNTRY BASQUE OR LANDER GERMAN.NOT HAPPEN THIS

TROPASOCIALISTA
TROPASOCIALISTA
2016-08-22 23:45

IF FRANCE OR GREAT BRITAIN, THEY BEHAVE LIKE SYRIA WITH THE KURDS. TODAY IN DAY ALL LIFT AND AFRICA, WOULD BE EVEN COLONIES

TROPASOCIALISTA
TROPASOCIALISTA
2016-08-22 23:27

@leithfadel THERE ARE NAZIONALISTAS SYRIAN, THAT PREFER A SYRIAN GOVERNED BY ISIS, TO A SYRIAN BROKEN.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-23 02:10

Basicly, the massive Da’ish offensive was due to the alliance of Qaeda in Iraq and former Saddam boys, in other terms : Iraqi Ba’ath party…
Syria is ruled by Syrian Ba’ath branch…

Rana
Rana
2016-08-22 23:17

@leithfadel I thought only ndf were there? God bless army

TROPASOCIALISTA
TROPASOCIALISTA
2016-08-23 00:10

AIRPORT QAMISILI, PREPARE FOR AIRCRAFT RUSSIAN AND THAT ATTACK DEIR EZZOR AND ALEPPO. USAF NOT DO ANYTHING AGAINST RUSSIA

TROPASOCIALISTA
TROPASOCIALISTA
2016-08-23 00:02

@leithfadel therefore, internal clashes between the sides will in theory serve to strengthen the Islamic State.