Syria Kurds expect more attacks by Islamic State militants

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Poster showing Kurdish forces of Assayish, saying in Arabic "stories of all great countries started with security and stability", in invitation to residents of Syria's Qamishli to support the Assayish. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Tel Temir, Hasakah, Syria – The Kurdish security forces of the Assayish (linked to the Democratic Union party “PYD”) blocked on Friday all roads leading to the town of Tel Temir west of Hasakah city, northeast of Syria, after receiving information about potential bombings in the town.

Local activists from the town of Tel Temir told ARA News that the PYD-linked Assayish are in a state of alert, due to potential threats from the Islamic State group (previously known as “ISIL”), sending motorbikes and car bombs to the town, to target their (Assayish) headquarters and the residents’ private property.

The alert came as the town is witnessing active movement among people approaching the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr (Islamic feast following Ramadan month), which may pose a significant risk in the case ISIL was able to carry out military operations against the town, according to local activists.

On the other hand, the city of Hasakah saw fierce clashes between the pro-Assad military forces and the Islamic State militants during the previous two days, after the latter attempted to break into the city from several directions.

 

Reporting by: Dilawer Jano

Source: ARA News

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