The People’s Protection Units (YPG) have launched a major offensive to liberate Margada town, ISIS last stronghold in Hasakah Governorate.
The Kurdish units intend to secure the town and thereby end the terrorists’ incessant attacks on their positions.
ISIS militants launched a mortar attack on the YPG security checkpoints in the [nearby] towns of Kashkash and Fadghami. The Kurdish forces responded by bombing Margada in one of the fiercest offensives against ISIS.
The YPG and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish, Arab and Assyrian militias, are reportedly pushing south along the Khabur River. Margada is located on the administrative border between Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor Governorates.