Kurdish fighters reported killed in clashes with pro-Assad forces


Kurdish female fighters of the YPJ in Sheikh Maksud of Aleppo. File photo

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – On Sunday, the General Command of the Assayish forces (security arm of the Democratic Union Party “PYD”) announced seven of its members killed since Saturday due to clashes with the Syrian regime forces and allied militias in the city of Hasakah, in northeastern Syria.

The PYD-linked Command said they captured a large number of pro-Assad soldiers during the clashes.

The General Command of the Assayish forces announced in a statement (of which ARA News received a copy) that Saturday morning fierce clashes broke out between them and the Baathist regime forces until late hours of Sunday.

“Our forces were able to capture a large number of the pro-regime thugs in Hasakah, causing heavy losses in their ranks,” the statement added. “Our forces seized a regime tank in Talaa neighborhood.”

“Seven members of the Assayish were martyred after showing heroic resistance in confrontations with the pro-regime thugs. We will disclose the identities of our martyrs and the enemy’s losses later,” the statement said. “We assure our (Kurdish) people that we will stay committed to the memory of our martyrs’ resistance in Hasakah.”

“We will take revenge for our martyrs whatever the regime’s brutality was.”

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Dilovan Mohammed said that several members of the Syrian regime forces were killed in the city, due to renewed clashes in the city of Hasakah on Sunday.

“Additionally, a number of civilians were reported dead by stray bullets in central Hasakah,” he added.

Muhammad denied the pro-Assad’s warplanes bombing the Kurdish neighborhoods in the city.

This comes amid mass displacement of the Kurdish residents of the Salihiya, Mufti, Talaa, Tel Hajar and Kalasa neighborhoods in Hasakah towards cities of Amuda, Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain), Derbassiyeh and Qamishli (Qamishlo), north of the province.


Reporting by: Dilshad Mohmmed

Source: ARA News

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