Explosion hit Baath Party’s headquarters in Syria’s Hasakah

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Explosion of a bombed car caused casualties among civilians in Hasakah, Syria. File photo

ARA News 

Hasakah, Syria – On Thursday, a car bomb attack hit the building of the Syrian ruling Baath Party in the city of Hasakah, northeast of Syria.  At least seven civilians were reported dead and several others wounded during the attack.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil activist Ali Jaber said that the blast was caused by a car bomb exploded in front of the Baath Party headquarters in al-Masakin neighbourhood of central Hasakah, “which resulted in the death of seven civilians and the injury of several others”. “The injured were transferred to governmental and private hospitals in the city.”

Jaber pointed out that the blast coincided with a state of alert in the ranks of the regime forces and militants of the National Defence Army after battles with al-Qaeda splinter group of the Islamic State (previously known as ‘ISIL’) in al-Melabiya area south of Hasakah on Thursday.

In a linked development, three soldiers of the pro-Assad military forces were hardly injured on Thursday by a roadside bomb planted by unknown party on a bus belonging to the regime forces, in al-Wihda Street in Qamishli city (80 km northeast of Hasakah), Ibrahim Issa, an activist based in Qamishli, told ARA News.

On the other hand, the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) and the Assayish –military and security arms of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)– withdrew on Wednesday from Water Pumping Station in Aziziyz district in Hasakah city after a month of control, and was replaced by the pro-Assad forces, who raised the regime’s official flag on the Station building instead of the YPG’s.

 

Reporting by: Jiwan Ibrahim

Source: ARA News

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