Armed clashes between terrorists from YPG/PKK and Daesh/ISIS continued in northern Syria for the 6th consecutive day, local sources said Tuesday.
Daesh/ISIS terrorists are fighting for control after breaking out of a YPG/PKK-run prison last week in the Guweiran region.
As the clashes spread from the Gweiran Prison to the Euphrates University campus in the city of Al-Hasakah, the US-led anti-Daesh/ISIS coalition and YPG/PKK deployed additional forces to the area, the sources told Anadolu Agency requesting anonymity.
Coalition helicopters and aircraft also conducted airstrikes against the Daesh/ISIS terrorists late Monday night, the sources added.
Meanwhile, YPG/PKK transferred at least 600 people, mainly Daesh/ISIS terrorists, to the city of Qamishli.
Local sources said at least 30 YPG/PKK terrorists were killed in the clashes. However, Daesh/ISIS claimed the killings of 200 YPG/PKK terrorists.
YPG/PKK claimed that 300 Daesh/ISIS terrorists surrendered but did not reveal the casualties it suffered.
In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkiye, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkiye, the US, and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.
Although Daesh/ISIS lost most areas under its control in Syria in recent years, the terror group still maintains presence in the desert Badia area from where it launches sporadic attacks.
It is estimated that around 10,000 militants still operate for the Daesh\ISIS group in both Syria and Iraq.
Turkiye was one of the first countries to declare Daesh/ISIS a terror group.
The country has since been attacked by the terror organization multiple times. It has carried out at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks, and four armed attacks, killing 315 people and injuring hundreds more.
In response, Turkiye launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad to prevent further attacks.
* Writing by Ahmet Gencturk