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Al-Hasakah: YPG controls all territories surrounding the city

KURDWATCH, July 23, 2015—On July 19, 2015, fighters for the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) captured the territories between Jabal ʿAbdulʿaziz (Çiyayê Kezwan) west of al‑Hasakah and the region south of the city, which was already under their control [further information]. The YPG now controls all of the territories surrounding the city of al‑Hasakah. The Islamic State (IS) is still in control of several districts in the city. The Syrian Armed Forces, in particular the Air Force, as well as Arab militias with close ties to the regime are also fighting against the IS in al‑Hasakah, but have not yet reported any successes.

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