Tamil Diplomat

Government jets ‘bombs Kurds in Hassakeh’

Syrian government jets have reportedly bombed Kurdish-held areas of the north-eastern city of Hassakeh for the first time since the civil war began in 2011.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Kurdish security forces had been targeted. The Syrian military has not commented, but sources said the Kurds had seized government buildings in Hassakeh and nearby Qamishli.

Both sides were later reported to have agreed a ceasefire. However, the Kurdish Democratic Union Party’s Popular Protection Units (YPG) militia said it would “not be silent” over what it called an act of flagrant aggression.(BBC,2016)