Syria Regime Aircraft Hit Kurd-held Area For First Time

Syria regime aircraft hit Kurd-held area for first time

HASAKEH, Syria, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 18th August, 2016) - Syrian government aircraft bombed Kurdish positions in the divided northeastern city of Hasakeh on Thursday, the first such strikes against a Kurdish-held area of Syria, an AFP correspondent reported. The strikes hit three Kurdish-manned checkpoints and three Kurdish bases, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. They came after heavy clashes broke out on Wednesday between Kurdish fighters who control two-thirds of the city and pro-government militia who control the rest. The clashes have left 11 people dead -- four civilians, four Kurdish fighters and three government loyalists, a medical source told AFP.