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Kurdish forces in Syria say Hasaka city is liberated

By Rudaw 2/8/2015
YPG commanders talking to the press. Photo: Rudaw.
YPG commanders talking to the press. Photo: Rudaw.
HASAKA, Syria – Kurdish forces in Syria said Sunday they have complete control of the city of Hasaka in the northeast of the country following an offensive against the Islamic State (ISIS) group that lasted more than a month.

The Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) said its forces, plus the group’s YPJ women’s wing, had killed 386 ISIS militants during the offensives.

“During the operation 386 ISIS militants were killed and the bodies of 117 were seized by YPG fighters. A number of ISIS leaders were also killed in the fight,” said Azima Deniz, a commander of the YPJ.

Hasaka’s ISIS ruler, his assistant and the mayor of Dair al-Zur were also killed during the military operations.

The Kurdish fighters seized large quantities of weapons and ammunitions from the radical group. 

ISIS attacked Hasaka on June 24 and occupied several neighborhoods within two days. 

The fight for Hasaka was backed by coalition airstrikes, and 21 YPG fighters had lost their lives in the battles, according to the Kurdish force.

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FAUthman | 2/8/2015
Great news! these guys over there, YPG and YPJ make our eyes wet. No way would US abandon you!!
Turkish Muslim | 2/8/2015
It's time for the Turkish airforce to bomb Hasaka.
Jana | 2/8/2015
does anybody mention the Kurdish fighters YPG except Kurds! are arabs and others who live there are grateful?
Kandil | 2/8/2015
How long will last this success, Turkey will help ISIS to take it back, unless Kurds revolt in Turkey and put pressure, success will be forth and back, TURKEY will always help ISIS.
Francis.GR | 3/8/2015
This is good news - although 21 YPG/YPJ fighters were killed in Hasaka. What is worrying is that Turkish tanks have been repeatedly shelling YPG positions in Zor Maghar (East bank of Euphrates), Turkish army have been firing on YPG in Tel.Fender, near Gire Spi, and in Gire Spi as well. In tne mean time, the Turkish Air Force have been monitoring YPG forces, noticeably in Sarrin at the onset of an attack by ISIS, where ISIS fighters could enter tbe town and 11 YPG were killid inthe ensuing battle.

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