Intermittent clashes between Asayish and NDF in Syria’s Qamishli

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The Hilko neighborhood, south of Syria’s Qamishli, witnesses intermittent clashes between the Internal Security Forces (Asayish), and National Defense Forces (NDF), a Syrian pro-government militia.

A security source of Asayish told North Press that the NDF gunmen targeted a post, where their forces stationed, in the evening hours, and that the latter, in turn, responded to the source of the fire.

The clashes are still continuing intermittently, with intensity varying from time to time.

A state of tension prevails between the two sides, due to the government forces preventing entry of relief materials to the displaced from Afrin in the northern countryside of Aleppo, while the Asayish increased its spread in the vicinity of the security squares in the cities of Hasakah and Qamishli.

A local source from the neighborhood told North Press that the Asayish increased their members near the area of clashes in anticipation of any new developments.

The city recently witnessed tension between the Asayish and the Syrian government and others affiliated with it, against the backdrop of mutual arrests.

Reporting by Hoshang Hassan