Five mortar shells hit Syria’s Qamishli

13-01-2014

 

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria− Scattered areas in the city of Qamishli, northeast Syria, were hit this Sunday afternoon by five mortar shells. At least one civilian was injured due to the shelling, beside a considerable damage in residential buildings in the targeted areas.

Sunday’s shelling coincided with a state of security alert on the part of the Syrian regime security forces and the Assayish −security wing of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). 

Two shells hit the Hilko crossroad, while three others targeted the Kornish district, leaving one injury and material damage.  

Activists told ARA News that the five mortar shells were hit by the regime forces; two of them from the artillery stationed in the Qamishli Airport and the three others from a regiment stationed in Al-Tay district, southern the city. However, no party declared responsibility for Sunday’s incidents. 

Last week, the Qamishli Airport −where pro-Assad forces are stationed− was hit by Grad rockets. The Islamic Front −a coalition of Syria rebel battalions− declared in a tweet its responsibility for the shelling. 

 

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh

Source: ARA News

 

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