30 Kurdish fighters killed in car bomb attacks near Syria’s Hasakah

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Smoke pillar caused by Monday's car bomb attacks in the countryside of Hasakah. Photo: ARA News

ARA News 

Hasakah, Syria – On Monday, three car bomb attacks hit headquarters of the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) in the village of al-Misherfa in the countryside of Hasakah province, northeastern Syria.

At least 30 Kurdish fighters of the YPG were killed and dozens other injured during the attacks, local sources told ARA News.

“Dozens of wounded members of the YPG arrived in al-Hikma hospital in Hasakah following the attacks,” sources in the city of Hasakah reported. “A training camp of the YPG forces in al-Misherfa was among the targets of the attacks.

The attacks also caused casualties in the ranks of the Christian armed group of Sutoro in the area.

Although no party claimed responsibility for Monday’s attacks, Kurdish activists accused militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) of being behind the operations.

“Who else would benefit from causing so many losses in the ranks of the YPG which protects the area against terrorists of the Islamic State,” an activist in Hasakah told ARA News, under the condition of anonymity. “IS militants are definitely behind these attacks.”

Meanwhile, the Kurdish security force of the Assayish (affiliated with the Democratic Union Party ‘PYD’) reportedly blocked all entrances of al-Misherfa village following the attacks.

 

Reporting by: Zaradasht Khalil

Source: ARA News

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