Daesh gains ground in Hasakah: monitor

Published July 14th, 2015 - 12:03 GMT
The advances come after Daesh took over three villages from pro-government forces. (AFP/File)
The advances come after Daesh took over three villages from pro-government forces. (AFP/File)

Daesh (ISIS) has gained ground in the northeastern city of Hasakah against the Syrian regime and Kurdish forces, AFP reported Tuesday. 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the extremists have expanded their control in the past ten days. The advances come after Daesh took over three villages from pro-government forces. Three weeks of heavy fighting have killed 170 people. 

Observatory Director Rami Abdel-Rahman said the group has seized the al-Zuhur neighborhood and southern entrance and looted civilian homes. The monitor said Daesh has carried out at least 17 suicide bombs in the past three weeks.

Fighting in Hasakah has displaced at least 120,000 civilians between June 25 and June 30, according to the UN.

The Observatory said the clashes have killed over 100 regime soldiers and 70 Daesh fighters, including 15 soldiers who were under the age of 16. 

 


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