170 ISIS militants killed in air strikes in Syria
May 20 , 2015
Around 170 Islamic State militants have been killed in US-led international coalition air strikes in the Syrian province of al-Hasakah. According to media reports, the coalition was assisted by Kurdish attacks on the ground. Spokesperson for the defense department in the Kurdish autonomous region of al-Jazira in al-Hasakah, Naser Haj Mansur, said that the air strikes and Kurdish and Christian militias’ assaults on the ground resulted in the death of 170 to 200 militants. Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that majority of the militants were killed in air strikes. It added that the Kurdish forces merely searched the territory after the air strikes.