Kurdish patrol raids militant house in Hasakah


Kurdish forces of the YPG in Sere Kaniye. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – A Kurdish security patrol from the Assayish (security arm of the Democratic Union Party PYD) raided several houses on Monday in the village of Abu Hajar (2 km north of Hasakah city), in northeastern Syria.

The Media Center of the Assayish forces in Hasakah announced that a patrol stormed five houses in the village of Abu Hajar, looking for militant suspects.

“The raid took place after inquiries from residents of these houses and their relationship with the terrorist organization of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS),” the Assayish MC said, pointing out that the raid was carried out after receiving official permission from the People’s Court of Hasakah.

“Our security unit found in those houses a large amount of explosives materials, weapons, rifles and batteries of improvised explosive devices, in addition to remote controls and raw materials for making improvised explosive devices,” the statement said.

At least one suspect was killed during the raid after exchanging fire with the Kurdish security patrol, according to the Assayish.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Khalil Khorshid said that Nasira neighborhood in the city of Hasakah saw ten bombings within a month.

“The terrorists aimed to target patrols of the Assayish and the People’s Protection Units (YPG).”

Noteworthy, Hasakah witnessed in October 25 of last year, the death of Mohammed Ahmed Debbash al-Zuba, who was believed to be the head of the Sharia Board in al-Nusra Front (Syria’s Qaeda) in the town of Sifayya in Hasakah province. He was using his house as storage for packages al-Nusra purchased or manufactured, activists told ARA News.


Reporting by: Zaradasht Khalil

Source: ARA News

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