In the fight for Hasakah, Kurdish forces so far seem to come out on top

Published July 16th, 2015 - 03:59 GMT
Kurdish fighters are pictured during clashes with fighters from Daesh on the outskirts of Hasakah, June 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
Kurdish fighters are pictured during clashes with fighters from Daesh on the outskirts of Hasakah, June 30, 2015. (AFP/File)

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. 

 

A Kurd even reported the substation had been liberated by YPG forces.

 

What we know for sure? Government soldiers are in trouble, and nobody is going to save them.

By Hayat Norimine


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