Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) terrorists have controlled the two villages of Qassiba and al-Bawardi, located on the Syrian-Iraqi border southeast of al-Hasakah Governorate in Syria.
ISIS has withdrawn from villages of Qassiba and al-Bawardi without resistance after a large number of IMIS columns poured into the area.
This allowed IMIS affiliates to penetrate into the Syrian territory and control the two villages located 10 km away from the borders.
More than 200 families have escaped to Markada city, located in southern al-Hasakah Governorate, for fear of sectarian reprisals.
After the escape, displaced Syrians face many challenges. One of them is their suffering from the scorching sun and high temperatures while walking on foot to reach Markada.
They also were not able to carry any luggage, properties or supplies with them.
Moreover, most of their houses have been turned into military headquarters and checkpoints have been erected on the outskirts of the villages.
In the meantime, Iran seeks to connect its military presence in Syria with that in Iraq. It delegates IMIS and Hizbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militant group, to achieve this terrorist target.