Fresh violence hit Syria’s Hasakah

Major General Mohammed Kaddour (C), military governor of Hasakah. File photo

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – On Thursday, Syrian regime’s military forces shelled the southern and western countryside of the city of Hasakah, in northeastern Syria, targeting strongholds of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS). 

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Dilovan Mohamed said that the Syrian regime forces targeted with heavy artillery sites of the IS group near the military branch of al-Melaniya and other IS locations south of Hasakah. 

“Pro-Assad bombings also targeted IS positions in the western countryside of Hasakah,” said Mohamed.

On Wednesday evening, an explosion hit a pro-regime military convoy led Major General Mohammed Kaddour in Hasakah.

Khaddour is the regime’s military governor of the city, assigned to lead security and military operations against IS threats in Hasakah.  

“A roadside bomb exploded Wednesday in the vicinity of the Faculty of Law in the security zone of Hasakah during the passage of the military governor, M. G. Kaddour, causing injury to several soldiers as well as damage to an armored vehicle,” according to the source. 

Meanwhile, clashes broke out between IS insurgents and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Jazaa area in the countryside of Hasakah (near the Iraqi border), YPG-linked sources told ARA News.  

Also in Hasakah province, a car bomb attack targeted members of al-Karama Army (led by Hamidi Dham, governor of al-Jazeera division of the Auto-Administration), media activist Ammar Hassan reported. 

“Three militants of al-Karama Army faction were killed in the attack,” Hassan told ARA News.  


Reporting by: Aynur Mohammad

Source: ARA News

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