Members of the Kurdish security force of Asayish in Qamishli. File photo
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Qamishli, Syria – Subsequent to clashes with pro-Assad forces on Tuesday, the Kurdish security forces of Asayish took control of regime institutions in the city of Qamishli, northeastern Syria.
A Kurdish security member told ARA News that the Asayish forces seized control of the Transportation Directorate, the Military Security building and Municipality garage, in addition to the train station –which was used as a military barrack by pro-regime National Defense militia.
In the meantime, the Asyaish forces imposed blockade on the Allaya prison, where dozens are held in detention by regime forces.
“The regime’s security forces in the city of Qamishli reached agreement with Assad forces to release the Kurdish and Arab detainees, who were captured by pro-regime militias on Monday, while the Asayish forces released officers and members of the regime’s military and political security forces,” the sources added.
Local activists told ARA News that the city witnessed several explosions of stun grenades following clashes between pro-regime forces backed by the National Defense force on the one hand and the Asayish forces on the other.
The same sources reported Tuesday that the pro-Assad National Defense force kidnapped a member from the Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Monday. The PYD-linked Asayish forces responded by arresting some 20 members of the National Defense, including high ranking officers, which led to the outbreak of the clashes between the two sides.
Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh
Source: ARA News