Syria regime, Kurds push ISIS from Hasakah

Kurdish People's Protection Units fighters take up positions inside a damaged building in al-Vilat al-Homor, as they monitor the movements of ISIS fighters who are stationed in Ghwayran. (REuters)

Syrian troops and Kurdish fighters ousted the Islamic State group from the northeastern city of Hasakah on Tuesday after more than a month of fighting, a monitoring group said.

ISIS "was expelled by the army from Zuhur, the last district in which it was present in Hasakah, and its fighters have been pushed to the southern outskirts of the city," said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Adel Rahman.

Control of Hasakah is divided between Kurdish fighters and government troops, and both have battled to push ISIS out of the city since the militants entered last month.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46