SHORT CUTS WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA) : YPG Starts Battle to Control Girê Spî (Tel Ebyad)?

It seems after successes in Ras al-Ain (Serêkaniyê) and capturing Tel Halaf, the YPG will try to capture Girê Spî (Tel Ebyad). This would connect the Kurdish areas of Hasakah to Ain al-Arab (Kobani) which is isolated and unreachable from Hasakah (unless you smuggle yourself through the Turkish border).

@mela_ehmed Follow  – İddiaya göre YPG Girê Spî (Tel Ebyad) şehitleri devrimci operasyonuna başlamış. Hatta savaş tüm Tel Ebyad köylerine yayılmış

 Rêdûr xelîl @YPGRJAVA Follow  – Serêkaniyê:TallHalaf&AsfarNjar and all the villages around are under our units control.the second stage of the campagin has ended successful

max stirner @_stirner Follow  – “@vvanwilgenburg@Rodi_Khalil YPG try to capture Tel Ebyad to have access to Ain al-Arab (Kobani), see @Rodi_Khalil


Regime Arming Arab Tribes in Hasakah?

Hevidar @iRevolt93  Leaked “Yekiti media”: Plans by regime of massive arming the Arab tribes in Hasakah. #Syria  – Posted by Wladimir van Wilgenburg

Clashes ISIS and Badr Battalion Outskirts Achrafiya

Clashes broke out between the ISIS and the Shuhada’ Bader battalion in the outskirts of the al-Achrafiya neigbourhood, along with ISIS bombardment on the al-Sakan al-Shababi area in al-Achrafiya which fighters from the battalion are centralized in. Clashes led to the death of 2 young men and the injury of 1 child. The ISIS published a footage of Gold jewellery and house supplies yesterday which the ISIS stated that it confiscated from the Shuhada’ Bader battalion, accusing them of stealing civilian properties and money. Activists from al-Safira confirmed to the SOHR that the reports of al-Nusra, the ISIS and rebel fighters clashing with regular forces in the city are false and invalid.

SOHR: YPG Takes 13 Villages in Hasakah

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights 23 hours ago Hasakah province: Trusted sources have confirmed that the YPG has taken full control of 13 villages, including the Meshrafa village, and the Jadidatan area by the city of Ras al-Ein (Serekaniyeh), on the road between the city and Hasakah. This raises to 19 the number of villages taken by the YPG in the past 2 days of clashes with the ISIS and its allies. The 6 villages controlled earlier are al-Asadiya, Bir Nouh, Jakima, Tel Thiyab, Qaseer and Mjeibera. no reports so far on the number of losses on either side. Sporadic clashes continue between them, with the ISIS, al-Nusra and their rebel allies are sending reinforcements from several provinces to support them in Hasakah province. These groups are also attacking and trying to storm several villages of the YPG in North Reef Aleppo.

Hasakah province: Trusted sources have informed the SOHR that the YPG have taken over the al-Asadiya village, which is inhabited by syrian Kurds from the Yazidi faith. The village is on the Ras al-Ein – Tal Nemer road. The YPG also took over the Bir Nouh area, which lies between the al-Asadiya village and Ras al-Ein. This comes after violent clashes with the ISIS, al-Nusra and their rebel allies, no reports yet on the number of losses of either side.  – Posted by Wladimir van Wilgenburg