CLASHES IN HASAKA
15.11.2012 – Hasakah province: 18 regular soldiers and 3 rebel fighters were killed, tens others injured, by the clashes in the Asfar Al-Najjar military compound. The clashes have resulted in full rebel control over the compound. The surviving soldiers fled to the area between the Ras al-Ein cemetery and the Khabour river. Activists claim that a relative of Bashar al-Assad led the compound and is with those that fled.
ISLAMIST TAKE OVER
15.11.2012 – Three hundred militants from the Islamic jihadist group Ghurabaa al-Sham have entered the strategically located town and have stationed themselves in Arab neighborhoods without entering the zones of the Kurdish Popular Protection Committees affiliated with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) — the main Kurdish power in western Kurdistan.
KURDISH TAKE OVER
15.11.2012 – “Kurdish civilians backed by militia have quietly taken control of a string of towns in Hasakeh, leaving just two of its main cities under the control of President Bashar Al Assad’s government.”
HOT SPOT HASAKAH
15.11.2012 – Formerly one of the quietest provinces in Syria, Hasakah has seen a dramatic increase in fighting this month, including the seizure of the Ras al-Ain border crossing with Turkey and clashes in several other locations in the north. The regime rushed reinforcements to Ras al-Ain and has employed combat helicopters in the area, but has been unable to suppress the unrest