Terrorist attacks hit Syria’s Hasakah, casualties reported

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Remnants of a car bomb attack in Syria's Maaret al-Naaman town. File photo

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – On Tuesday, several explosions hit the city of Hasakah, northeastern Syria, causing the death and injury of several civilians, local activists reported.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, human rights activist Muhammad Haskawi reported that the first explosion was a car bomb that exploded near a security center for the Kurdish forces of Asayish in Tel Hajar district in northern Hasakah.

The attack left casualties among civilians, beside material damage to surrounding buildings.

“The second explosion targeted the pro-regime forces near al-Kahraba checkpoint at the southern entrance of the city, amid news of casualties,” he added, pointing out that the injured were transferred to medical centers and hospitals across the city. 

Civil rights activist Ghassan Mohammed told ARA News in Hasakah that three other explosions targeted various locations in the city center.

ARA News could not verify the exact numbers of casualties.

In the meantime, the General Command of the Asayish announced that two car bomb attacks hit the neighborhood of al-Mufti near an Asayish center, causing the death of a number of civilians and the injury of three Kurdish security members.

“Over the last few days, terrorists of Daesh (ISIS) intensified this cowered strategy of attacks against our people, due to their collapse on the frontlines before our brave forces of the YPG (People’s Protection Units) who regained major towns in the province of Raqqa, the group’s main stronghold in northeastern Syria,” the Asayish General Command said.

Hasakah witnessed Tuesday a security alert in the ranks of both the pro-regime forces and the Kurdish Asayish forces. 

Noteworthy, the Kurdish forces have been locked in fierce battles with Islamic state group (IS/ISIS) since more than three years ago and gained control over major areas in the IS-held province of Raqqa.

The radical group is in control of several townships in the southern countryside of Raqqa. 

 

Reporting by: Zozan Shekho

Source: ARA News

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