Syrian Democratic Forces liberated 47 villages in al-Hasakah province in the northwest of Syria, Al Mayadeen reports quoting its sources.
“Syrian Democratic Forces (newly formed Syrian army militia) liberated 47 villages in southern al-Hasakah province and are approaching ash-Shaddadi,” the source said.
They cut Islamic State off from strategically important roads connecting Iraqi Mosul and southern Syrian al-Hasakah province. They also took control of gas facilities in the eastern ash-Shaddadi and an Guna oil field.
Ash-Shaddadi is one of IS fighters’ main bastions in al-Hasakah province. The town sits between Raqqa province, al-Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor provinces. Islamist fighters use Ash-Shaddadi as a stronghold forming armed groups and sending them to the battle lines to the northeastern Syria.
Source: RIA Novosti