Kurds foil ISIS terror attack in Syria’s Hasakah


YPG Kurdish fighters during clashes against ISIS militants in southern Hasakah. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

HASAKAH – Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) arrested on Tuesday a militant from the Islamic State (ISIS) in Hasakah, northeastern Syria.

The militant, who was captured at a YPG checkpoint in the Nashwa district in Hasakah city, was reportedly planning to infiltrate explosives into the city in preparation to carry out a terror attack. 

The Kurdish leadership in Hasakah said in a statement that the suspect was riding a motorcycle loaded with explosive devices.

“When the terrorist tried to escape the guards at the checkpoint, our forces stopped him immediately. He was arrested after we found a large deal of explosives in the bags of his motorcycle,” YPG member Egid Qamishlo told ARA News in Hasakah.

“We have recently arrested several ISIS terrorists who tried to infiltrate into Hasakah and the nearby city of Qamishli,” he said.

“We have installed new checkpoints across the province in order to prevent any such attempts, for any terror attack claims lives of innocent civilians,” the Kurdish spokesman said.  

The extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday claimed the responsibility for three bombings that hit restaurants in the city of Qamishli, killing 16 civilians and wounding more than 45 others. 

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh and Hozan Mamo

Source: ARA News

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