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One killed, 3 wounded in bomb blast east of Syria’s Hasakah

  2021-06-01  | 
 Zhyan News Network
A general view of al-Ghazl checkpoint east of the city of al-Hasakah- Photo by ANHA
 Zhyan News Network


SULAIMANI – A person was killed and three others including a child were wounded on Tuesday (June 1) when a booby-trapped motorcycle went off in al-Hamr area, about five kilometres from the al-Ghazl checkpoint east of the city of al-Hasakah.

Civilian Hassan Ali Muhammad, aged 36, lost his life, and 3 others were wounded, including a 13-year-old child, in the blast, reported by Hawar News Agency (ANHA) affiliated with the Kurdish-backed Autonomous Administration of North East Syria (AANEA). 

The news agency noted the motorcycle was driven by a member of Islamic State (ISIS)  sleeper cells.

The child was wounded by shrapnel in the thigh and was taken to the People's Hospital while the other injured were taken to the private al-Hikma Hospital in the city, according to North Press Agency (NPA). 

The Internal Security Forces (Asayish) cordoned off the scene of the explosion, and investigations have been launched, added the ANHA. 

757 people including security forces have been killed and hundreds were wounded by armed cells in Deir Ezzor, Hasakah, Raqqa and Aleppo’s Manbij region since June 2018, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

On Monday, four SDF fighters were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded west of Deir Ezzor.  

ISIS seized swathes of territories in Iraq and Syria in 2014. The militant group was declared defeated in 2019 in Syria respectively. 

The militant group still poses a threat to stability and security of the retaken areas, especially Deir Ezzor, through its sleeper cells carrying out hit-and-run attacks, kidnappings and bombings. 

The SDF and other Kurdish security forces regularly launch anti-ISIS operations in areas under its jurisdiction, more notably in Deir Ezzor borderlands. 

(Zhyan English)

*This story was updated at 12:10 pm EBL on Tuesday (June 1)