"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Monday, August 22, 2016

Kurdish forces storm government districts in Hasakah- Al-Masdar News

Hasakah City, Syria (4:30 A.M.) – The Kurdish police (Asayish), backed by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), launched a massive attack against the government-backed “National Defense Forces” (NDF) in Hasakah City on Sunday, resulting in a day-long battle for control of several districts inside the provincial capital.
Asayish forces began the day by storming the NDF’s positions at the Red Villas, Guweiran District, Al-Askari District, and eastern Nashwa neighborhoods; this resulted in a series of back-and-forth battles for control of these areas.
Initially, the Asayish forces seized the Faculty of Economics building in southern Hasakah; however, they eventually retreated from the area after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled their positions from the Kawkab Mountains.
The Syrian Air Force would also assist the NDF in pushing back the Asayish Forces, launching over 30 airstrikes in the last 24 hours, while their ground units attempt to repel all attacks on government areas.