At least three people were killed and nine others injured in a car bomb attack in Qamishli, a border city in northeastern Syria controlled by Syrian Kurdish forces, Wednesday, local time. The extremist group Islamic State subsequently declared itself responsible. Meanwhile, Syrian Kurdish forces say at least five members of the Islamic State escaped from a prison in the Syrian-Iraqi border city of Al-Hawl after riots broke out.
On October 11, 2019, a car bomb exploded in the afternoon of Kamishli, a border city in northeastern Syria, killing at least three people. Visual china map
According to Reuters on November 11, Asayish forces under the Kurdish armed Syrian Democratic Army (SDF), responsible for internal security, said a car bomb attack occurred in the Syrian-Turkish border city of Kamishli. A car loaded with explosives was detonated near a restaurant in a densely populated residential area, killing at least three civilians and injuring nine others.
When the car bomb exploded, many civilians were in the restaurant, including journalists who came to report on Turkish military operations. Asayish forces said in a statement.
Al Jazeera TV reported Tuesday that the extremist group Islamic State, through its affiliated news agency, claimed responsibility for the attack. In response, the Asayish Force stated in its statement that since Turkey launched the Fountain of Peace military operation, members of the extremist organization Islamic State have intensified their activities.
According to Al Jazeera TV news on the 12th, the Kurdish armed Syrian Democratic Army said on Twitter that a prison in the Syrian-Iraqi border city of Haul had rioted. It is reported that a number of members of the extremist organization Islamic State were detained in the prison, five of them successfully escaped from prison during the riot.
The Kurdish armed forces pointed out that the riots were initiated by female relatives of extremist groups who led attacks against Kurdish armed personnel responsible for maintaining prison security. Women members of extremist groups gathered to attack the Kurdish security forces in Hawle, set fire to tents, and attacked prison administrators and security personnel with stones and sticks. Marvan Qamishlo, a member of the Kurdish armed forces, told reporters.
Kamishlo stressed that he did not know exactly how many people had participated in the riot, but he estimated that there were at least hundreds of people. He said that the current situation in Hawler prison is still under the control of Kurdish armed forces, but the situation is very tense.
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