Qamishli, Syria− A bombed-car exploded on Saturday in front of a military checkpoint installed by Jabhat al-Nusra near the village of Atshana, in the suburb of Margada town (100km south of Hasaka).
Ammar Abdul Rahman, an activist based in Hasaka city, told ARA News that the car bomb attack was carried out by al-Qaeda splinter group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
“Several fighters of Jabhat al-Nusra were killed due to the explosion,” Abdul Rahman reported.
Recently, al-Nusra fighters (backed by rebels of the Islamic Front) took over Margada town after clashes with ISIL members for nearly three weeks.
On the other hand, Dilovan Mohammed, a resident of Hasaka, told ARA News that a sound bomb exploded on Saturday evening in the Salihiya neighbourhood in Hasaka city.
“The bomb caused some material damage in the buildings, but no casualties were reported,” Mohammad said.
“The area was filled with members of the Arab tribe who threw the sound bomb in front of a restaurant belonging to Rakan family (Kurdish family), without causing any loss of lives,” Mohammed added.
Meanwhile, the Kurdish forces of the Assayish −security arm of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)− besieged the area and installed a number of “temporary” checkpoints, local sources reported.
Reporting by: Judi Aziz
Source: ARA News
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