To exert pressure on “Asaish” in al-Qamishli | Regime forces cut off roads, and clamp down on residents in Kurdish-majority Aleppo neighbourhoods
Aleppo province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
SOHR sources say that regime forces closed the al-Jazeera checkpoint in Aleppo city to residents, and deployed patrols in the al-Ashrafieh neighbourhood to check identities, search civilians and harass them.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored long queues of cars at Al-Awarid checkpoint where the regime forces are stationed, due to the tightened security check in order to clamp down on the residents of the neighbourhoods of al-Ashrafieh and Sheikh Maqsood, and to exert pressure on the “Asaish” that clash with the “National Defense” forces in al-Qamishli.
SOHR sources say that regime forces are preparing to impose a siege on the Al-Shahba area in Aleppo, where most of its population is Syrian Kurds and displaced people from Afrin in Aleppo countryside.
According to the sources, regime forces cut off the road between Aleppo city and al-Shahba area and prevented access to food and fuel supplies, coinciding with the events in al-Qamishli during the four days.