Kurdish forces of the Asayish inspect the bombings' location in Sere Kaniye, northeast Syria. Photo: ARA News
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SERE KANIYE – On Monday, militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group carried out two car bomb attacks on Kurdish security checkpoints in the northeastern Syrian city of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain).
At least eight people were killed and dozens more wounded, including civilians, in the terrorist attacks, eyewitnesses told ARA News in Sere Kaniye.
“The terrorist attacks hit security checkpoints held by the Asayish in central Sere Kaniye on Monday afternoon,” a spokesman for the Asayish forces said.
“ISIS terrorists try to compensate their losses in Rojava (Syria’s Kurdish region) by such car bomb attacks,” he told ARA News.
Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) have been combating militants of the ISIS extremist group in the countryside of Sere Kaniye for more than a year.
The Asayish forces are responsibility for the maintenance of security inside the Kurdish cities and towns in northern Syria, under the umbrella of the Kurdish Auto-Administration that has been announced by the Democratic Union Party (PYD).
Noteworthy, ISIS has recently conducted a series of suicide attacks on Kurdish headquarters in Qamishli and Hasakah.
Reporting by: Haytham Haci
Source: ARA News