Syrian Kurds bury dozens of victims after ISIS bombing in Hasakah


Mourners in the funeral ceremony in Hasakah on Thursday. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

HASAKAH – Kurds in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah city have buried the victims of an Islamic State (ISIS) suicide bombing. Dozens of bodies were interned during Thursday’s funeral ceremony.

At least 36 civilians were killed and 90 others injured on Monday in the ISIS bombing. The bomber blew himself up at a Kurdish wedding party in Hasakah.

“The deadly attack caused a state of panic among the people of Hasakah,” rights activist Saadoun Hame said.

Thousands of people participated in the funeral ceremony in Sharji District. Mourners alternated between outrage and grief.

“Cowardly terrorists spill innocent blood, target Kurdish wedding in Hasakah,” Lahur Talabani, the the Director of the Zanyari and Parastin Intelligence Agency said. “We vow [that our] fight against terrorism will be unrelenting.”

“Our people have seen enough of blood. We are tired of war, we want peace” Hame told ARA News. “Those innocent people were trying to celebrate life, but the terrorists couldn’t let that happen. We need an end to this deadly conflict.”

This is not the first time that ISIS has targeted Syrian Kurds. In July, over 25 civilians were killed in an ISIS suicide bombing attack in the city of Hasakah. Another attack, also in July, killed at least 50 civilians in the city of Qamishli.

These bombings follow the expulsion of ISIS militants from the surrounding area. The increasing number of civilian casualties in ISIS attacks has exacerbated an ongoing medicine shortage.

Reporting by: Qehreman Miste | Source: ARA News

Mourners in the funeral ceremony in Hasakah on Thursday. Photo: ARA News

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