Syrian army regains ground against Islamic State in Hasaka city




 
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June 7th, 2015  
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Topic: Syrian army regains ground against Islamic State in Hasaka city


By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army said on Sunday it had repulsed a major offensive by Islamic State militants in the northeastern city of Hasaka and driven out fighters who had taken over key installations on the southern edge of the city. The northeastern corner of Syria is strategically important because it links areas controlled by Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Syrian Kurds have also sought to expand their territorial control over a region stretching from Kobani to Qamishili they see as part of a future Kurdish state.




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