Syrian Army and Kurdish Fighters Seize ISIL’s Main Stronghold*
By Gordon Duff
The Syrian army and the Kurdish Popular Defense Committees gained control over ISIL’s most important stronghold in Hasaka province on Saturday.
This cuts the supply lines from Turkey to ISIS headquarters in Mosul and pushes ISIS into having to resupply in Eastern Syria through Jordan and Israel.
This represents a far greater defeat for ISIS than anything thus far. With stories being spread about the collapse of the Syrian army, this kind of strategic triumph, totally unreported in the West is an indication that the US doesn’t seem to have the heart to oppose ISIS for some reason.
With the attack last Saturday on Deir ez Zur by US Delta force now a suspected extraction of a CIA asset involved in stealing and selling Syrian oil, the rules seem to be rapidly changing.
TEHRAN (FNA)-The ISIL lost control of the Abdel Aziz Mountain which is located 38 kilometres to the Southwest of Hasaka city today.
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 centre 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.
Last Saturday, the army units blocked the supply route of ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Hasaka countryside.
The army units took control of Seddiq and al-Batrol crossings in Hasaka which was used for dispatch of weapons and aids to ISIL terrorists in the Northeastern province.
Seddiq crossing was used by the ISIL to connect to Tal Tamr and its loss was a big blow to the terrorist group.
By taking control of Al-Batrol crossing, the Syrian army can advance towards the city of Al-Shadadi in Southern Hasaka province and Tishrin oilfield in Eastern Hasaka.
Last Thursday, the ISIL hideouts were targeted in military operations in Hasaka.
The army destroyed a number of the ISIL terrorists’ hideouts in the village of Um Al-Kebar on road to Abdel Aziz Mountain in Hasaka countryside.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.