Kurdish ‘Mala Gel’ office bombed in Tel Temir, north Syria



ARA News

Tel Temir, Hasakah, Syria − Local office of Mala Gel in the town of Tel Temir, in the suburbs of Hasakah, was reportedly bombed on Friday. 

An explosion took place in the building were the Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD) established the so-called Mala Gel (people’s house), and the executers are still unknown.

Local sources told ARA News that at the moment of explosion the building was empty, and the incident did not result in any casualties, but most parts of the building were accordingly damaged. 

After the incident, the PYD leadership decided to open a new office of Mala Gel in a different neighbourhood in the Tel Temir, to continue its activities as a “cultural and civil office” basically representing the PYD. 

Activists accused the Islamic groups −who are in conflict with the PYD’s armed forces− to be responsible for the bombing. However, others argued that the PYD itself may be responsible.

“The explosion seemed to be planned by officials of the Mala Gel office, as they have already managed their new office in another are in Tel Temir,” said Khalil, an activist in the town who talked to ARA News

The Democratic Union Party (PYD) did not issue any statements yet regarding the explosion.

The people’s house (Mala Gel) in Tel Temir is one of several similar offices established by the PYD in most of the Kurdish cities and towns in Syria to represent the party and allegedly allow civil activities in these areas under the sponsorship of the PYD. 

Most of the governmental institutions in the Kurdish areas in Syria are currently under the control of the military wing of the PYD, The Popular Protection Units (YPG), and the Asayish that serves as a police force (the security wing of the PYD).

The PYD began setting up institutions of self-governance in Syria’s Kurdish region, reportedly with a permission from the Assad regime. 


Repot by: Abdul Ilah Ibrahim

Source: ARA News


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