Syrian regime renews airstrikes against militants near Qamishli

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Syrians inspect the damage following an airstrike against the headquarters of militants in Aleppo province. File photo

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – The Syrian regime forces resumed aerial and artillery bombardment on the countryside of the city of Qamishli, as well as the western and southern suburbs of the city of Hasakah, locals reported Monday.

These developments come amid intensifying clashes between the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS).

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Ahmed Husseini said that the pro-regime forces dropped several barrel bombs on the villages of Um Kuheif and Abu Kabir, and the town of northern Tel Hamiss (35 km south of the city of  Qamishli), causing the death of at least one civilian in addition to substantial structural damage. 

“Fierce clashes broke out between the (YPG) forces and militant fighters of the IS group in northern Tel Hamis, amid reports of casualties in the ranks of the radical group,” Husseini reported.

Meanwhile, the pro-regime military forces renewed shelling sites belonging to the Islamic State in the southern and western countryside of the city of Hasakah.

No casualties were reported.

This comes a day after fierce clashes between the pro-regime forces and the IS group broke out near the security branch of al-Melabiya (15 km south of Hasakah), and near the junction of Siddiq, west of the city.

 

Reporting by: Dilshad Mohamed

Source: ARA News

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