U.S.-led strikes cause displacement among civilians in Syria’s Hasakah


American fighter jet prepares for take off. File photo

ARA News 

Qamishli, Syria ــ On Tuesday, the U.S.-led international coalition’s aircraft carried out several air raids on Maghloujah area west of the city of Hasakah, northeastern Syria, targeting sites of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS), which coincided with exploratory sorties by the coalition’s warplanes over the southern towns of Hasakah countryside. 

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Ahmed al-Husseini said that the warplanes of the anti-IS coalition continue to implement exploratory sorties above al-Hasakah city, and the towns of Shaddadi, Margada, al-Hol and Tel Hamees in the countryside of Hasakah province “to locate the IS headquarters in order to bomb them”. 

“The US-led coalition launched several raids on Maghloujh area (25 km west of Hasakah) near Mount Abdulaziz, bombing one of the IS strongholds there,” Husseini reported. 

Husseini added that the people of the southern town of al-Hol in Hasakah countryside were displaced from the town for fear of being targeted by the international coalition’s aircraft during the bombardment of the IS strongholds in the region. 

In other developments, local activists from the city Qamishli (Qamishlo) told ARA News that clashes broke out between Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and militants of the radical group of the Islamic State near the town of Tel Hamees in the southern countryside of the city on Monday evening. There were no reports of casualties.


Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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