Syrian air force intensifies offensive against Qamishli


Bombardment of Qamishli southern countryside. File photo

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – On Wednesday, the pro-regime air force shelled several locations in the southern countryside of the city of Qamishli, northeast of Syria.

Dozens of casualties among civilians was reported, amid mass displacement from the area.

Activists pointed out that the artillery and rockets attacks launched by the regime renewed at dawn on Wednesday from the regiment of Tartab in al-Tay district as well as from Qamishli’s airport, on the ISIL-held sites in the towns of Tel Hamis, Tel Birak and the village of Abu Qasayib in the southern countryside of the city.

Qamishli bombardment was preceded by clashes broke out between Kurdish fighters of the Popular Protection Units YPG (military arm of the Democratic Union Party ‘PYD’) and militants of al-Qaeda offshoot group of the Islamic State (previously known as ‘ISIL’) on Tuesday in the village of Jazaa in al-Hasakah province near the Iraqi border, in an attempt by ISIL militants to control it (Jazza).

Meanwhile, locals talked about a state of alert among the regime forces and militants of the National Defense Army (Arab tribal militia loyal to the regime) in the vicinity of Qamishli city in preparation for breaking into a number of villages in the southern countryside of the city.


Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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