Al-Qamishli | Regime forces expel NDF groups from Zanda village
Al-Hasakah province: Reliable sources have informed SOHR that regime forces have expelled groups affiliated to the National Defence Forces (NDF) and other groups of “Ansar Amn al-Dawal” from Zanda village adjacent to Tayy neighbourhood in al-Qamishli city. Regime forces have been stationed in posts and houses where NDF had been stationed for unknown reasons. Meanwhile, local sources have told SOHR that an officer in regime army has restored the house of an old woman near the southern part of Tayy neighbourhood in, after she paid a bribe of an estimated 100,000 SYL, as regime forces had been stationed in this house.
On May 13, Syrian Observatory activists reported an armed fight among members of the National Defence Forces over trafficking an amount of narcotics in Zanda village in the south of al-Qamishli city in al-Hasakah countryside. The conflicting members used machineguns and grenades.
While on May 9, SOHR activists in al-Qamishli city reported that members of the National Defence Forces (NDF), based in Zenoud village (Zanda) in the south of al-Qamishli city, took by force, after shooting randomly in the air, food baskets and aid supplies from “al-Ousrah”, family in English, a Christian charity association that distributes aid supplies in the region.
A day earlier, SOHR reported that the NDF stepped up their movement in Zanda in the past few days. The NDF erected soil barriers, boosted their posts and deployed more units in the village, amid growing popular anger over these movements. It is worth noting that the regime-backed Tartab Regiment is located near Zanda village.