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Syria

Kurdish city of Hasaka under heavy ISIS attack

By Rudaw 3/6/2015
Current map of fighting in Hasaka
Current map of fighting in Hasaka
HASAKA, Syria -  Islamic state  fighters  have launched a heavy attack on the majority Kurdish city of Hasaka in northeast Syria, according to local media and Rudaw sources. 

A witness told Rudaw the south and southwest of the large city are under intense ISIS assaults.

The source said ISIS now controls Ehdas prison, a juvenile correction facility in the south of the city and gun battles are raging in Ebyad village 10km south of Hasaka. 

Syrian state TV had earlier reported that ISIS has sent five suicide car bombs at defenders of the prison before attacking. 

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Syrian air force is taking part in the battle and that ISIS gunmen have entered the prison building

Hasaka, in an area of Syria known by Kurds as Rojava, had been defended by government forces and Kurdish militias known collectively as YPG or People's Protection Units. 

Media reports suggested the the heavy fighting was a counter-attack by the extremists to who had previously lost ground in the area to Kurdish fighters.

The city of Hasaka, the administrative center of a fertile province of the same name, has an estimated population of 500,000.  

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Forked tongue | 3/6/2015
Is not that part of Hasakah under control of Syrian forces and not Peshmergas? I note the Syrian air force has reportedly been in action. Doubt if Peshmergas are involved.
Shêrê Badînan | 3/6/2015
Hevalen hêja, i really love your stories and this channel but its now for months that i noticed that your journalists do not know the difference between east and west. Dear friends listen: west = rojava east = rojhilat please please please correct those mistakes and be careful while writing
René Descartes | 3/6/2015
Where is the coalition ?.-Kurds matter,immensely.
krossie | 3/6/2015
As ever a question as to which side the Syria air force are on Presume in support of own units?
fermin | 3/6/2015
YPG have been defeating ISIS on many fronts in Rojava for weeks, in fact the only force in Syria which has driven back ISIS has been YPG, that's why the terrorist org. is desperate to gain a victory over them. The US should not wait for many weeks like in Kobani, ISIS has sent a huge force, basically everything they got in the area, with US support YPG can crush them.
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