The border city of Al-Qamishli witnesses tension and popular resentment developed to demonstrations that ended the presence of Asayish and the forces of the Syriac Council in 4 private schools in the city

Al-Hasakah Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: a state of tension is prevailing the border city of Al-Qamishli, most of which is controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), with the exception of the regime forces’ areas of presence in Al-Moraba’ Al-Amni (the Security Square) and the neighborhoods nearby, and intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, that the state of tension which is accompanied by popular discontent, came as a result of demonstrations included tens of the residents of Al-Qamishli of those who opposed the Kurdish Internal Security Forces (Asayish) and the forces of the Syriac Military Council, to impose their control over the private schools which belong to the Syriac Churches in Al-Qamishli city, where vehicles were monitored surrounding the schools and evacuating them of the administrative body then they held patrols of these forces in the area, which ignited the resentment of the locals who headed to these schools (Al-Amal Private School, Mark Bra’il Syriac Private School, Mar Avram School and Mar Keryakos School) and the demonstrators called out using slogans that oppose the process of imposing control over the schools.

The reliable sources confirmed to the SOHR that Asayish Forces and the Syriac Military Council withdrew after the locals had headed towards these schools, where they forces the military forces to withdraw from their positions, where the sounds of gunfire were heard, intersected sources confirmed that they were caused by opening fire in the air by some members of these patrols, while no information was reported about the fall of wounded caused by this gunfire.

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