Fresh violence hit Syria’s Qamishli

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Damage caused by the bombings in Qamishli. Activists

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – The pro-regime forces, stationed at the International Airport of Qamishli city, bombed on Friday evening with mortars and helicopters several villages in the southern countryside of the city.

Local activists based in the city of Qamishli told ARA News that the regime bombardment hit the towns of Tel Hamis, Tel Birak and the neighbouring villages which fall under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), while plumes of smoke raised from the airport’s landing field in the city after the airport was targeted with several mortar shells of unknown sources.

Farhad Temmo, an activist from the city of Qamishli, told ARA News that a mortar shell launched from an unknown source hit al-Hilaliya neighbourhood in Qamishli, while two other shells landed near the Agricultural Institute in Himo district without recording any casualties.

Temmo emphasized that several families from al-Hilaliya neighbourhood near the Agricultural Institute area, left their houses because of the random shells on the area.

“People of the city are in a state of panic as ISIL militants threatened the parties, which are in control over the city such as the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Christians and other regime militias, to launch attacks on the city,” Temmo said.

The city of Qamishli saw a security alert in the ranks of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) and the Assayish forces (military and security arms of the PYD).

 

Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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