ISIS extremists in Syria stormed government-held neighborhoods in the predominantly Kurdish northeastern city of Hassakeh on Thursday morning, capturing several areas of the city, officials and state media said.
The attack came after the ISIS group suffered several setbacks in northern Syria against Kurdish forces over the past weeks. The city of Hassakeh is divided between Bashar Assad’s forces and Kurdish fighters.
Redur Khalil, a spokesman for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, said ISIS extremists attacked government-held neighborhoods on the southern edge of Hassakeh, and captured some areas.
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