HASAKAH – After one week of heavy clashes between Kurdish forces of the Self-Administration and pro-regime troops in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah city, the conflicting sides today reached a ceasefire agreement.
The truce was reached between the Kurds and pro-Assad forces after a Russian mediation.
This comes after the Kurdish forces captured large areas in Hasakah, including Gaweran and Nashwa Sharqiya districts beside a number of public institutions in the city.
Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, Kurdish officer Alan Kousa said: “We have been fighting for nearly ten days. Our forces made remarkable gains. We captured several new areas such as Nashwa Sarqiya, Allailiya and the central prison of Hasakah, beside taking parts of the central market. The regime’s militias are now surrounded by our forces inside the Security Complex in the city.”
“We are now waiting to see whether the truce agreement would be effective to stop the fighting, that’s why we haven’t broken into their final stronghold,” the official said.
Clashes break out from time to time in Hasakah, causing mass displacements among civilians, who remain hopeful to return home someday and live in peace.
Dozens of houses have been exposed to heavy bombardment by the regime forces in Hasakah, while the affected civilians hope their losses would be compensated in someway.
Haval Rasho, member of the Kurdish 4th Division of Girespi, told ARA News: “Our forces have made a remarkable progress against the regime in Hasakah. However, since a ceasefire was reached we suspended our operations. We wish a great victory for our forces and the people of Hasakah against the tyrant regime. We are looking forward to seeing people returning to their homes safely.”
Reporting by: Qehreman Miste
Source: ARA News