HASAKAH – The United States scrambled fighter aircraft Thursday to protect American special operations forces and allied Kurdish troops from Syrian regime warplane attacks near the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah, the Pentagon said Friday.
This comes amid growing tensions between Kurdish forces and pro-regime troops in Hasakah.
Since Thursday, Kurdish neighborhoods in Hasakah have been exposed to heavy shelling and airstrikes by the regime forces.
The Assad regime has used warplanes to bomb Hasakah for the first time on Thursday, according to local sources.
At least 15 civilians were killed and dozens more wounded so far in the regime bombardment in the Kurdish-held Aziziyah, Kalasseh and Mahatta neighborhoods, informed local sources told ARA News.
Also, the city saw a wave of displacement among the people who tried to head to more stable areas in the province. This while many civilians remained stranded in Hasakah’s conflicted areas where clashes continued between the Kurdish Asayish forces and the pro-regime troops.
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