ARA News

Qamishli, Syria − On Saturday morning, an explosive refill blasted in front of the Customs building in the city of Qamishlo/al-Qamishli, resulting in six injuries among civilians, in addition to the fully damage of neighboring shops.

In a linked context, the villages of Mazlouma and Taya (22 km south of Tirbe Sipi/al-Qahtaniyah), witnessed clashes between the al-Qaeda linked fighters of al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) and the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) −the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD).

Sources told ARA News that the clashes resulted in the death of two members of the YPG, six were reportedly injured, and four others were detained by Islamist fighters of al-Nusra Front.

Meanwhile, the YPG forces killed at least ten members of al-Nusra, according to media activists of the Kurdish group of the Democratic Society Movement TEV-DEM.

“A suspected Isuzu car entered Qamishli from the western side of the city expected to explode at any moment,” an official in the Asayish −armed security forces of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)− declared on Sunday. “Our forces stopped the car driver and he is under arrest at the moment, and more details will be revealed later on.”

According to observers, the recent incidents in the Kurdish region north Syria −started with the first blast carried out by the Islamist group of Jabhat al-Nusra targeting a barrier of the Kurdish YPG last week −indicate end of the relative stability that the Kurdish areas saw over the 26-month war, as violence gradually escalates in the region.


Report by: Serbest Jizrawi

Source: ARA News


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