YPG and ISIS Heavy clashes in Hasaka + Video

Wed Feb 25, 2015 19:18:58

Kurdish YPG forces target what is said to be Islamic State sites in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasaka, Reuters reports.

“As you know brother, the terrorists of ISIS are there, in Ghaibesh village. They are attacking us with car bombs. But we are strong, and we the YPG and all the people of this area will defeat them and we are going to win,” says a Kurdish fighter in Ghaibesh village of Hasaka province.

Fierce fighting between Kurdish and Christian militiamen and ISIS militants is continuing in northeastern Syria where the extremist group recently abducted at least 150 Christians.

Hassakeh province, which borders Turkey and Iraq, has become a significant battleground in the fight against ISIS. The group overran a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River on Monday, seizing dozens of Christians, many of them women and children.

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