Syrian security dismantle car bomb in Hasakah

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The Armenian Church in central Hasakah, northeastern Syria. File photo

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria –No Sunday Syrian regime’s forces dismantled a car bomb in the central market of the city of Hasakah, northeastern Syria.

An eyewitness of the traffic police of Hasakah, who preferred anonymity, stated to ARA News that the car (a Hyundai) was parked near the Teachers Union building opposite the DOJ (Department of Justice) in the city center, “and it was loaded with about 200 kg of explosives (TNT)”. 

The source pointed out that the car belonged to an Assyrian resident “according to the papers found in the car”, adding that it has been reported as stolen earlier this month. 

“The car had been placed near the Teachers’ Union on Saturday midnight and stayed until morning, and apparently the terrorists decided to detonate the car at around 10:00 am when the central market got crowded with people,” he said.

“The car stayed all this time without being moved, which raised suspicions by the guard of the Teachers Union, prompting him to call the security-linked engineering division to check the car’s status, and then they discovered the explosives and dismantled them.”

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Abdulsalam Saleh said that a state of panic prevailed among the city’s citizens, as  security forces blocked the location.

“Then the car was later removed to the security branch of Hasakah.”

The city of Hasakah has recently seen sporadic explosions of cars and explosive devices in different districts, targeting different military centers of both the pro-regime forces and the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

 

Reporting by: Zaradasht Khalil

Source: ARA News

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