Syrian army troops seized back control over a vast area of territory with tens of villages as a result of massive operation against ISIL militants in Hasaka province that has just gathered pace.
“The army units regained full control over 100 villages stretching on a vast area of land in Hasaka after clashes with ISIL terrorists,” Syrian military sources announced.
“The villages were located in Tal Tamr region and near Abdel Aziz Mountain to the Southwest of Hasaka city,” a Kurdish military source told FNA on Sunday.
On Saturday, the Syrian army and the Kurdish Popular Defense Committees gained control over ISIL’s most important stronghold in Hasaka province.
The ISIL lost control of the Abdel Aziz Mountain which is located 38 kilometers to the Southwest of Hasaka city.
Gaining control over Abdel Aziz Mountain by the Syrian army and Kurdish fighters means that the Takfiri terrorist group has fully collapsed in Western Hasaka province and also lost control over its supply line that stretches from Al-Shadadi city in Southern Hasaka and Deir Ezzur to Northern Hasaka and Reqqa.
Mount Adel Aziz is of strategic importance because it is located at the center of a crossroad vital for ISIL’s supply and troops transfer.
Now the Syrian army and Kurdish fighters have gained an overlook over ISIL’s moves in the region, enabling them to plan more precise operations on a wider scale with the better information they gain through monitoring the terrorist group’s moves in the region.
The army and the Kurdish troops have launched massive campaign against ISIL’s bastions in Hasaka in the last few days.
On Tuesday, the Syrian army and Kurdish fighter seized control over ISIL’s second most important military stronghold in the province.
The Syrian troops took control of the town of Rezaza in Hasaka countryside to the Southwest of Hasaka city.
Rezaza which was ISIL’s second most important bastion in Hasaka is the third town after Alia and al-Sawameh towns along the Aleppo-Hasaka international highway that the Takfiri terrorists have lost to the Syrian army so far.