MESOP SITUATION REPORT HASAKAH : Kurds Advancing versus Regime (III)

Kurdish Officials: Regime Attacked Us in Hasakah “To Impress Turkey”

Kurdish officials said on Sunday that the Assad regime had attacked in Hasakah to impress Turkey with the Syrian military’s strength, following the Kurdish defeats of the Islamic State across northern Syria.

Polat Can, the representative of the YPG militia to the US-led coalition fighting ISIS, said, “What the Syrian regime is trying to do is to create clashes with Kurds in Hasakah to compensate [for] the ISIS loss of Manbij city.”