ISIS Preparing for Large-Scale Operation against Kurds in Northeastern Syria

ISIS Preparing for Large-Scale Operation against Kurds in Northeastern Syria
Wed Jan 4, 2017 16:36:31

The ISIS (ISIL, IS, Daesh) terrorist group has dispatched a large number of its forces from Deir Ezzur to the Southern part of Hasaka province to use them in an imminent operation against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), terrorist-affiliated websites disclosed on Wednesday.

Alalam - Syria

The websites reported that a large number of ISIL militants have been dispatched to Merkadeh region to strengthen ISIL's positions in Merkadeh, a main battleground between the ISIL and the SDF.

The websites added that the ISIL has also forwarded a number of forces with their military equipment to the villages of al-Hariri and al-Fadqami in regions South and South-East of al-Shadadi city in Hasaka province, and also dispatched tens of fighters to the village of al-Maleha South-West of the same city.

In the meantime, the Arabic language al-Hadath news reported that ISIL is about to launch a large-scale offensive against SDF and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) with the help of its local forces.

Al-Hadath went on to say that Kurdish fighters are heavily engaged in the battles in Raqqa operation, and ISIL intends to take the chance to push the SDF back from lost lands in a large-scale attack in regions South of al-Shadadi.

On Tuesday, the ISIL terrorist group started evacuation of families of its foreign fighters (Mohajereen) from the villages that were near the battlefields and positions of the Kurdish forces in Southern Hasaka, a local source said.

The source said that the ISIL evacuated the families of Mohajereen fighters from the villages between the town of al-Shadadi controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the town of Merkadeh to save their lives from ongoing clashes in the region, FNA reported.

"The ISIL has taken the families of its Mohajereen forces out from the village of al-Zayanat North of Merkadeh that is close to the frontlines and YPG forces and has relocated them to the town of Merkadeh in Southern Hasaka," the source said, adding, "The ISIL has replaced the Mohajereen with Ansar's (Syrian fighters) families in the village."



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