Syria’s Hasakah: return of life following surge of violence

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Hasakah city in northeastern Syria. File photo

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Al-Hasakah, Syria – After two days of clashes between the pro-regime forces and al-Qaeda offshoot group of the Islamic State (IS) in al-Melebiya area of Hasakah city, calmness prevailed across the area, where the majority of the central market’s shops opened amid an active civil movement, especially with the approach of Eid al-Fitr.

Al-Melebiya and other districts of Hasakah saw deployment of the Kurdish Assayish forces and pro-Assad security members.

In an attempt to secure the city against potential attacks by militants of the Islamic State (IS), the Syrian security forces closed all entrances to the city.

Meanwhile, Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) –linked to the Democratic Union Party (PYD)– said on Friday that three of its fighters were killed during clashes with members of the Islamic State (Previously known as ‘ISIL’).

“The three corpses were buried on Saturday in the city of Qamishli,” the YPG added.

In the same context, the pro-regime forces (stationed in western Hasakah) bombed with artillery shelling the IS-held villages south of the city on Sunday.

On the other hand, the Islamic State detonated a car bomb at a regime-held security checkpoint near Panorama roundabout at the south entrance of Hasakah, killing a five members of the regime forces, beside injuring several others who were transferred to the National Hospital in Aziziya neighbourhood.

 

Reporting by: Zaradasht Khalil

Source: ARA News

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