Aircraft of the Syrian government struck on Thursday air strikes on the positions of Kurdish militia in the town of Hasaka in the North-East of the country, reports Reuters with reference to the representative of the Kurdish people’s protection Units (YPG) and observers of the Syrian center for monitoring human rights. This was the first such incident in five years of civil war in Syria, the Agency said.
According to the representative of YPG Ridur Khalil, the air strikes were inflicted on the Kurdish areas of the city, which is largely controlled by the Kurdish militia, and the positions of Kurdish police “Asayish”. He told Reuters that the RAID has killed and wounded.
Sources the London-based Syrian center for monitoring human rights, confirmed the information about the bombing of Kurdish positions in the North-Western and North-Eastern Hasaka.
Khelil also said that Syrian troops are shelling the Kurdish city of Hasaka, and in the fierce fighting taking place between the warring parties.
Reuters was unable to obtain comment from the Syrian military.
According to the Agency, the fighting between the Syrian army and Kurds began in Hasaka on Tuesday. Prior to this, the most serious clashes between them occurred in April in the city of Qamishli.
Kurdish militia controls almost the entire North-East Syria. The Syrian army keeps a foothold in Hasaka and Qamishli, reminds Agency.
In March, the Kurdish authorities announced the creation of the Federation of Northern Syria — Rozhava on the territories under their control. The government in Damascus does not recognize the de facto independence of the Kurdish regions.
The main opponents of the Kurdish militia are the militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG), is prohibited in Russia. In early August, the Kurds repelled ISIS from key town of Manbij in Aleppo province on the border with Turkey.
In Aleppo, the Kurdish militia and the Syrian army were fighting together against the Islamists.