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SDF Storms Regime Buildings in Hasaka, Syria

SDF Storms Regime Buildings in Hasaka, Syria

Sunday, 28 June, 2020 - 08:15
A military post for the Syrian regime forces near the town of Amuda, Asharq Al-Awsat
Hasaka - Kamal Sheikhou

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have stormed on Saturday Syrian government institutions in the northeastern province of Hasaka, state news agency SANA reported.


The SDF stormed the headquarters of the Grain Establishment, the Electricity Company, and the Sport City, the Industry Directorate, the Commercial Bank and others.


Hasaka Province and the city of Qamishli are controlled by both the Syrian government and the Kurdish forces, the latter of which have bigger parts.


It is still unclear how the Syrian regime will respond to the new escalation.


In other news, SDF leader Mazloum Abdi announced his forces’ complete willingness to apologize and compensate the victims of the Amuda massacre during a meeting with a committee tasked with achieving reconciliation with the north Hasakah town residents of Amuda.


Abdi tweeted that there was a meeting between the SDF leadership and families of the dead of Amuda tragedy (2013).


The SDF "offered apologies and moral and material compensation to the affected and the families of the dead of our people in the city of Amuda."


In ongoing efforts to further improve relations among Syrian Kurdish parties that have often seen one another as rivals, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Saturday apologized for the incident six years earlier in the town of Amuda in which the group's fighters killed six protesters.


In a video statement, YPG spokesperson Nouri Mahmoud described the violent outbreak that took place on June 27-28, 2013, as “a catastrophe,” stating that “such incidents should not be repeated in the history of Rojava (the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) and all Kurds.”


On the other hand, Rojava officials expressed their fears about the spread of the new coronavirus in areas under their control, especially at refugee camps and other vulnerable spots which suffer a poor healthcare system after the aid coming through borders having been stopped.


The whole region is pending a humanitarian disaster after the US legislation known as Caesar Act , which sanctions the Syrian regime, have went into effect.


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