Syrian Kurdish Forces Retake 7 Key Villages in Raqqa Province from ISIS

Syrian Kurdish Forces Retake 7 Key Villages in Raqqa Province from ISIS
Tue Mar 8, 2016 18:46:51

The Syrian Kurdish fighters continued their advances in Raqqa province and seized back over half a dozen strategic villages in tough battle with the ISIS terrorists.

The Kurdish forces took full control of seven villages of Al-Hamd, Al-Jad'an, Al-Jadou, Al-Badr, Al-Sarad, Delian and Delian Matli in Raqqa province after fierce clashes with the ISIS.

Scores of Takfiri terrorists were killed and wounded in the clashes with the Kurdish YPG and SDF forces.

The Kurdish forces have made considerable military gains against the ISIS in the Northern and Northeastern parts of Syria in recent days.

In a relevant development on Monday, the Kurdish forces seized back a key village in the Southwestern part of Hasaka province in heavy clashes with the ISIS terrorists.

The Kurdish forces took full control of al-Makman village in Hasaka province.

Also on Monday, a top ISIS commander was killed in clashes with the SDF in the Southern part of Hasaka province.

Ala Ahmad al-Arsan known as Abu Modayen was killed in a fighting with the Kurdish fighters near the village of Merkadeh.

Elsewhere in the province the SDF targeted three ISIS bomb-laden vehicles before the terrorists can use them to hit Kurdish bases in the Southern part of Hasaka province.

On Sunday, the SDF continued to drive the ISIS terrorists back from more positions in the Northeastern province of Hasaka and imposed full control over one more key town.

The ISIS left behind tens of dead or wounded members and retreated from its stronghold in the town of al-Wasalah under the heavy offensive of the Kurdish fighters.

The ISIS military hardware also sustained major damage in the battle.

The YPG Kurds have recently bonded with the Damascus government. The Syrian army sent several arms cargoes to the YPG troops in the Northeastern province of Hasaka and trained the first group of Kurdish volunteer forces in the provincial capital city of Hasaka last month.

The SDF that is comprised of mainly Kurdish fighters as well as a few hundred Syrian Arab dissident forces have received trainings from the US and have been provided with scanty US-coalition air support in their battles in Raqqa province in Northeastern Syria; but in Northern and Northwestern battlefronts, they have been operating alongside the YPG and received the Russian air backup in their Aleppo wars that started with the conquest of Tishrin Dam on the Euphrates early in February.

Assisted by the Syrian army - that has along with popular forces and Hezbollah conquered almost all militant-held regions in Eastern, Southern, Western and Northwestern Aleppo province - and Russian air support, the Kurdish forces fighting against the terrorists in North-Northeast Aleppo province have been making striking advances against the Al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham and ISIS terrorists in February.

In February, the YPG and SDF fighters prevailed over the terrorists in the highly strategic city of Tal Rifat in Northern Aleppo and captured the city.

The YPG, who enjoyed the Russian air backup, prevailed the terrorists' positions from the Western direction and shook hand with the Kurdish units of the SDF who entered the town from the North, FNA reported.

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