ISIS suicide bombers kill 10 people in Hasaka

At least 10 people died, dozens injured after ISIS suicide bombers attack Syrian city of Hasaka

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Ten people died and dozens injured in two different attacks on Tuesday by ISIS in Hasaka, Syria.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), three bombers targeted a key Syrian army security compound while another attacker blew himself up in the Kurdish region of the city, at a police station that belongs to the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG).

Hasaka, is an ethnically mixed city in the northeast region of Syria which is divided into separate zones, run by President Bashar Assad and a Kurdish administration with a militia.

SANA, Syria’s state news agency said that two explosive-laden cars blew up near a main roundabout in the city near a children’s hospital.

Last week, the group beheaded its own members in public in Deir Ezzor, as reported by the SOHR.

They further reported that, “The three men were beheaded by sword; two of them beheaded for banditry while the third one for killing a man and throwing him in a well in order to steal his money.”

The Syrian army managed to push back ISIS earlier this month after they began to advance with lightning speed just south of Hasaka.

ISIS has managed to seize about one third of Iraq and parts of neighbouring Syria after its bloody insurgency began last year.

An international coalition was formed against ISIS after it declared its “caliphate” in the region last year, and carried out mass murders which lead to the flee of many ethnic groups who previously lived in the region.

Currently ISIS holds control over large swaths of territory, stretching eastward from the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria’s largest, to Western Iraq.

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