Kurds clash with Syrian regime forces in Hasakah, casualties reported

Pro-Assad militiamen roaming streets of Hasakah city. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

HASAKAH – The Syrian northeastern city of Hasakah witnessed heavy clashes between the Kurdish security forces of Asayish and pro-regime troops on Sunday midnight. 

At least one pro-regime fighter was killed, while two Kurdish female members of the Asayish security were injured in the Hasakah clashes. 

“The background of those clashes are unclear yet, but apparently the movements of the pro-Assad militiamen in the Kurdish districts of Hasakah have provoked the Asayish forces,” a local media activist told ARA News. 

Also, a Kurdish woman –identified as Jawida Houzni– was heavily injured in the Salhiya district of Hasakah city as clashes continued on Sunday midnight, and was subsequently transferred to the national hospital for treatment. 

An Asayish officer told ARA News that the pro-regime militiamen were trying to infiltrate into a Kurdish security checkpoint, which led to clashes between both sides. 

“We have been trying to avoid such clashes inside Hasakah city in order to maintain civil peace here, especially that our fighting against ISIS in the countryside of Hasakah is not over yet. But we will respond to any violations by the pro-regime troops,” the official said. 

Reporting by: Qehreman Miste 

Source: ARA News

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  1. Citizen
    July 4, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Now that Turkey and Russia are friends again, the Russian puppet regime of Assad will have no option but to fulfil Turkish wants, at least about the Kurds…

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