There's a narrative being formed on social media about Hasakah as the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) make gains against Daesh (ISIS) and Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.
The hierarchy goes something like this — the Syrian regime on the bottom rung, Daesh closing in on government forces, and Kurds closing in on Daesh.
It's looking grim for the Syrian army surrounded by Daesh militants. Maps and information from the field seemed to show the regime soldiers holed up in the substation would soon meet their ends by Daesh hands.
Yet soldiers from the YPG said Kurdish forces somehow managed to surround Daesh.
#Al_hasaka During the last 24 hours #YPG advanced in the south-west and south-east #ISIS almost trapped in the city pic.twitter.com/POu7CFPg45— Coldkurd™ (@ColdKurd) July 15, 2015
A Kurd even reported the substation had been liberated by YPG forces.
@Elthosian @mkondich @sayed_ridha Snaded forces took these villages last night without resistance #YPG took Electrical Substation at dawn— Coldkurd™ (@ColdKurd) July 15, 2015
What we know for sure? Government soldiers are in trouble, and nobody is going to save them.
By Hayat Norimine