ISIS storms Syria’s Hasakah with mortar fire, dozens killed

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – On Saturday, the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) pounded the pro-regime security branches in the city of Hasakah, northeastern Syria, with mortar shells, causing civilian casualties, local sources reported.

“Several mortar shells landed on the public square of the market downtown, while others hit the building of State Security branch and the nearby secondary school of Abu Dhar al-Ghafari,” eyewitnesses said.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, Abdulbaqi Khasho, an eyewitness, said that the municipality building in central Hasakah was also exposed to mortar shells fired by IS militants. 

Medical sources in Hikma Hospital of Hasakah reported dozens of casualties due to the IS fire on Saturday.

In the meantime, a source from the pro-regime National Defense Army told ARA News (on the condition of anonymity) that three car bomb attacks targeted the pro-Assad militia fighters in Abyad checkpoint southwest Hasakah, while two other car bombs hit locations of the pro-regime militia in the village of Dawoodiya southeastern the city.

“The village of Rad Shaqra in Hasakah suburb was also exposed to a terrorist attack by ISIS on Saturday evening, causing the death of more than 20 civilians and the injury of dozens others,” the source reported.


Reporting by: Zozan Shekho

Source: ARA News

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