Scores of Kurdish forces killed in car bomb attack northeastern Syria

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Members of the Kurdish security forces of Asayish seen in Syria's Qamishli. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

HASAKAH – At least five members of the Kurdish security forces of Asayish were killed on Saturday after two car bomb attacks hit a security headquarter in the Alia town in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, officials said. 

“Two car bombs exploded near the Asayish centre in Alia town in Tel Temir countryside of Hasakah province on Saturday. Five Kurdish Asayish forces died due to the terror attack,” the Asayish leadership said in a statement. 

“Our forces were killed while trying to prevent the explosive cars from entering the town. They died while trying to prevent civilian casualties,” Asayish officer Ali Abdo told ARA News in Alia town.

The Kurdish security officer accused militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) of being behind the attack. 

“We have expelled ISIS terrorists from Tel Temir district and the surround areas. Now the group tries to infiltrate into the district and kill more innocent civilians, especially Christians and Kurds, but we stress that we’ll do our best in order to protect the people of this region against this barbaric group and its atrocities,” he told ARA News. 

Reporting by: Heysem Haci

Source: ARA News

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