Remnants of militants corpses raise fears of diseases in Syria’s Hasakah

Corpses of ISIS militants found after clashes with Kurdish forces of YPG near Sere Kaniye town in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – Subsequent to expelling Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) by Syrian Kurds in northeastern the country, residents of the western countryside of Hasakah suffer the smell of IS corpses and remnants of battles disintegrated in ruins of houses and surrounding agricultural lands, locals reported on Thursday.

Speaking to ARA News, Mohyaddin al-Hajji, based in the village of az-Zaal in western Hasakah, reported that residents in the villages of Razzaza, Tel Majdal and Tel Shaeer suffer from the smell of IS dead bodies.

“The U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes targeted IS units in these villages where dozens of IS dead bodies are piled. This may cause diseases among civilians if the local authorities won’t intervene and cleanse the area,” he added.

The source pointed out that residents are obliged to hire trucks to bury those bodies outside their villages, and that there are other bodies scattered in the agricultural lands.

“The remnants of dead bodies are being sometimes moved by dogs into the villages, causing panic to the villagers,” Hajji told ARA News.

“Also, people of the region are concerned of possible fatal diseases caused by the disintegration of these remnants,” he added.

The Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) had taken control of the villages west of Hasakah after fierce battles against Islamic State group.


Reporting by: Zozan Shekho      

Source: ARA News

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