A Kurdish militiaman was killed and two others suffered minor injuries in the explosion of a car bomb that took place in Qamishli, a city in northeastern Syria near the border with Turkey, ANHA news agency reported. It is not known yet who is responsible for the attack.
The media, citing a statement from the Internal Security Forces (ISF), said the incident occurred at 8:35 local time in the Al-Arbouiya neighborhood.
Kurdish security forces cordoned off the area and launched an investigation.
A military alliance of Kurdish and Arab groups, the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces, controls the northeastern areas of the country and has the support of the United States.
Damascus considers its activity illegal or recognizes Kurdish self-government in this area. Turkey, meanwhile, argues that Kurdish militias are linked to terrorists.
Meanwhile, The Syrian Armed Forces liberated two locations in the southern Idlib governorate of the terrorists, a brigadier general said.
“The Syrian Army liberated the villages of Madaya and Tal al-Arjahi in the south of Idlib province,” said the general.
He said that “the total area of the liberated territories is about seven square kilometers.”
According to the general, the liberation of the two villages was preceded by fierce fighting with the terrorists of the Al-Nusra Front.
He added that Syrian troops killed several terrorists and seized numerous military equipment.
At the end of the recent round of consultations on the Syrian conflict in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, on August 2, a new truce between government forces and armed groups entered into force in Idlib.
Damascus then declared that it would respect the ceasefire on condition that the Russian-Turkish agreement reached in Sochi in September 2018 was fulfilled, including the withdrawal of combatants 20 kilometers from the area, as well as the withdrawal of weapons.
However, after a series of truce violations committed by armed groups, on August 5 the Syrian army resumed operations against terrorists in Idlib.