Asayish issues statement on incidents in Syria’s Hasakah

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The Internal Security Forces (Asayish) issued a statement on Sunday regarding recent incidents that took place in the city of Hasakah, northeastern Syria.

The Asayish accused the pro-Syrian regime National Defense Forces (NDF) of sowing discord.

“The militias of the NDF are continuing the completion of the project of sowing discord among the communities, especially after targeting one of our checkpoints in the city of Qamishli,” the Asayish said. 

“Today, the NDF members targeted our security points in the city of Hasakah and made up lies and sedition with the support of external parties,” they added. 

The statement held Syrian government officials responsible for the tensions take place in the area.

On Sunday morning, a shootout took place between NDF members and Asayish in the Central Market in the city of Hasakah, injuring several persons and killing a member of the government forces. 

A prominent official in the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria accused Hasakah’s regime governor Ghassan Khalil of trying “to sow discord between Kurds and Arabs in Hasakah.” 

Reporting by Muhammad al-Qadi