On January 1, the northeastern Syrian governorate of al-Hasakah experienced two explosions which both resulted in human losses. .
In the morning, an improvised explosive device (IED) blew up in a busy local market – known as Souq al-Aumal – in al-Hasakah city. The market is located in the government-held part of the city, where Syrian authorities are responsible for security.
According to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency, the explosion killed a civilian. Al least 25 others were wounded.
A few hours after the Souq al-Aumal explosion, a blast rocked the Turkish-occupied town of Ras al-Ain in the northern al-Hasakah countryside.
Several opposition sources said the explosion was caused an IED that was attached to a vehicle parked in Ras al-Ain’s main vegetables market.
The explosions claimed the lives of a Turkish-backed militant and four civilians. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights revealed that a woman and her two children were among the casualties.
No group has claimed responsibility for any of the attacks, yet. ISIS cells are fairly active in al-Hasakah. So, they may have been behind the two explosions.
The tensions between Syrian government, Turkey’s proxies and Kurdish forces over northeastern have already led to serious security issues. Today, the region is far from being stable. ISIS and other terrorist groups have been taking advantage of this situation.
- ISIS Terrorists Ambush Another Syrian Army Unit In Central Region
- Turkish Tank-Hunting Vehicle Spotted In Syria