Syrian Troops Flee As ISIS Enters Key City Of Hasakeh
June 7, 2015
June 5, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Under assault for almost a week, the strategic Syrian city of Al Hasakeh is in danger of falling to ISIS. The two most recent reports we have suggest that Assad's troops are fleeing as ISIS fighters continue their push.
Adam Pletts of News24 France states, "The Islamic state group has been able to enter the southern side of the city," adding that residents are evacuating towards the north which is controlled by the YPG [Kurdish People's Protection Units] which has made the decision not to formally engaged ISIS until it closes on their sector.
DebkaFile is claiming that the battle for Hasakeh has turned critical:
If Hasakeh falls then ISIS could claim three major victories in less than a month, having earlier taken the Syrian city of Palmyra and Ramadi in Iraq. With ISIS in control of about half of Syria, losing this city would have to be seen as a very serious blow to the Assad forces which just might trigger the type of reaction which the DebkaFile report addresses.
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