Syrian Forces Retake Key District of Hasaka from ISIS

Syrian Forces Retake Key District of Hasaka from ISIS
Mon Jun 29, 2015 17:38:17

The Syrian army confirmed on Monday that its forces took full control over a main residential quarter in the strategically located Northeastern city of Hasaka, Al-Alam News Network reports.

The city had been captured several days ago by the ISIS militants, the Syrian State TV reported.

The army had now “cleansed” militants from the Southern district of Nashwa in the city, the TV went on to say.

On Sunday, the Syrian government confirmed that the army troops have secured the Northeastern city of Hasaka, rejecting reports that the ISIS terrorists are still in control of the main buildings there.

The Syrian government issued a statement on Saturday, saying that Hasaka is now safe and the army soldiers are cleansing the city from the remnants of the Takfiri militants.

The statement added that the terrorists tried to sneak into the city for several times, but the Syrian forces hunted them down.

It also denied a report that a major prison in Hasaka was attacked by the terrorist group, saying that the facility in Ghweiran District is under the control of government forces.

Chief of Hasaka Police Department General Hasib al-Tahan told SANA that neighborhoods on Hasaka outskirts which were claimed to have been captured by the ISIS, including Ghweiran, al-Aziziyeh and al-Salehiyeh, are “all safe.”

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