Ending tension in Syria’s Hasakah is a goodwill gesture: Asayish official

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Tuesday, Samar Hussein, co-chair of the Interior Board of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), said that ending the tension in Qamishli and Hasakah, northeastern Syria, is “a goodwill gesture by the Internal Security Forces (Asayish).”

“Food and basic supplies will be brought into the two Security Squares in Qamishli and Hasakah, starting from today,” she told North Press.

“Asayish points will remain in place in anticipation of any violation by the Syrian government forces and their National Defense Forces (NDF),” Hussein added.  

Earlier today, the Asayish published a statement on its official website in which it said that the two cities had witnessed security tension “created by the Syrian regime to damage stability and brotherhood between the communities of the region.”   

On January 31,  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. 

Meanwhile, 30 trucks loaded with basic materials entered Shahba in the northern countryside of Aleppo and Sheikh Meqsoud neighborhood in Aleppo city, where Afrin IDPs reside, according to local sources.   

“5 trucks out of the 30 headed to the Sheikh Meqsoud neighborhood, and the rest deployed in Shahba,” the sources added.

The source pointed out that the trucks carried basic supplies such as flour, fuel, and household gas cylinders.  

This coincides with an agreement reached between the AANES and the Syrian government regarding the tension between the two parties in Aleppo and Hasakah.

Reporting by Muhammad al-Qadi