Qamishli, Syria – The Syrian regime’s military forces installed a new checkpoint on the highway between the cities of Hasakah and Qamishli, in the northeastern part the country, locals reported on Sunday.
This comes amid a large security alert at the regime-led checkpoint of the Zori roundabout at the southern entrance of the city (Qamishli).
Speaking to ARA News in Qamishli, Masoud Issa, a student at Hasakah University, said that the pro-regime forces established a new checkpoint at the village of Damkhiya Saghira (600 meters south from the Zori roundabout) on the international highway between the cities of Hasakah and Qamishli.
“The pro-regime forces brought large military reinforcements from Hasakah towards Qamishli,” Issa added, pointing out that a large military convoy of the pro-Assad security forces accompanied the army troops, amid a state of alert in the ranks of the security forces near the Zori checkpoint.
This comes one day after the regime’s release of Swedish journalist Joachim Medellin and member of Free Media Union (FMU), Kurdish journalist Sabri Omar, after an exchange with a regime military commander who was arrested by the YPG two weeks ago, according to the FMU’s Media Center.
According to observers, the Syrian regime seeks to send a message to the Kurdish areas, that the Syrian military forces are still in control of the area and can change the balance of power and have other resources at their disposal.
Reporting by: Muhammad Dilshad
Source: ARA News
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