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In the wake of the security chaos in the SDF-controlled areas…Al-Qamishli witnesses an IED explosion near a school in the city

Al-Hasakah Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: in the frame of the continued security chaos within the controlled areas of the Syria Democratic Forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the explosion of an IED near Almazah Khalil School, in Al-Qamishli city without causing casualties, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 23rd of May, that monitored an explosion in Tal Tamr  area in al-Hasaka countryside, on Thursday, the 23rd of May 2019, it was caused by a suicide bomber who detonated himself in a booby-trapped bicycle in the area, where the bomber was killed in the explosion and it also caused material damage in the place of the explosion, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 20th of May 2019 that a violent explosion was heard south of Al-Hasakah city before sunset, it turned out that it was caused by the detonation of a booby-trapped vehicle with a suicidal bomber in it near a column of the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; a booby-trapped Pickup vehicle driven by a suicidal bomber of the “Islamic State” organization attacked a column of the International Coalition and the SDF while returning from a regular meeting in Al-Omar Oilfield which is taken by the US forces as their base, and while returning and near Al-Shaddadi city, the vehicle was detonated by the suicidal bomber, and the bombing did not cause casualties and it only caused material damage.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 9th of April 2019, that a violent explosion shook al-Shaddadi city in the southern sector of al-Hasakah countryside on Tuesday, the 9th of April 2019, where a suicide bomber detonated himself in a Kia car near Shaddadi city when a column of the US Forces passed through the area, but no information about casualties, and the damage was limited to material damage and damaging a vehicle of the column, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the car impersonated a military car of the Syria Democratic Forces and had the flag of SDF, and this explosion comes after a similar explosion at the end of the first month of 2019, where the Syrian Observatory published on the 21st of January 2019 that an explosion took place in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah as a convoy of US forces accompanied by a local escort of the Syria Democratic Forces was passing through the area, which caused casualties, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: an explosion was heard in the southern sector of al-Hasaka countryside, caused by a bombing targeted a convoy on the road of al-Hasakah – al-Raqqah near al-Shaddadi area, where reliable sources confirmed that the bombing was caused by a suicide bomber who detonated himself in a booby-trapped vehicle he was driving, he targeted a column of the US Forces accompanied by members of the Syria Democratic Forces to protect them during their roam in the area, where the Syrian Observatory learned that at least 5 members of the Syria Democratic Forces were killed and two of the US Forces were wounded, and this is the second bombing that targets the US Forces in the provinces of Aleppo and al-Hasakah within 5 days.

The Syrian Observatory documented the bombing that hit the city of Manbij on Wednesday afternoon, the 16th of January 2019, where it hit al-Omaraa restaurant in the middle of the city and targeted an International Coalition patrol, which killed 4 members of the patrol and 5 of their escorts of fighters of the local forces, in addition to the death of 10 civilian citizens who were present in the same place, the explosion also caused several injuries, and the city witnessed after the bombing a state of security alert and tension and alert in anticipation of other similar attacks that may cause more casualties, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the intelligence of the Manbij Military Council arrested 7 people who formed a secret cell to carry out bombings and assassinations in Manbij area, intersected sources confirmed that members of the cell confessed to “working under the direction of the factions operating in Euphrates Shield Operation and the Turkish intelligence,” they also seized weapons and military equipment in one of the houses in which they were located, the sources also confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the seven people cell were arrested earlier.

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