Car bomb attack hit YPG-held checkpoint in northeastern Syria

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Kurdish fighters of the YPG. File photo

ARA News 

Qamishli, Syria – On Friday, a car bomb attack exploded beside one of the People’s Protection Units’ (YPG) checkpoints in the countryside of Chel Agha (Jawadiya) town in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, local activists reported.

Speaking to ARA News in Chel Agha, media activist Ahmed Hussein said that a car loaded with explosives hit a YPG-held security checkpoint in the village of Gire Fati near Tel Alo area in southern Chel Agha Friday morning, causing casualties among the YPG fighters. 

“Several YPG fighters were injured during the attack,” Hussein reported. 

Kurdish activists accused the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) of being behind the attack, as the group tries to advance towards those areas which have been held by the Kurdish forces of the YPG for nearly two years following the withdrawal of the pro-Assad forces. 

Meanwhile, the pro-regime air forces targeted with barrel bombs several locations and centers belonging to the Islamic State group in the vicinity of the town of Tel Hamees in the countryside of Qamishli on Friday.

No casualties were reported in Tel Hamees attacks.

Noteworthy, the southern countryside of Qamishli has recently witnessed continuous clashes between militants of the IS radical group and Kurdish fighters from the YPG.

Both groups have also been fighting for nearly a month in the vicinity of the town of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) west of Qamishli.

 

Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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