Suicide bombing hit YPG headquarters in Tirbespiye, north Syria

08-03-2014

 

ARA News

Tirbespiye, Syria− A suicide bomb attack hit the headquarters of the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) in Tirbespiye city, east of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Thursday. 

At least two members of the YPG were seriously injured due to the bombing which hit the forces’ headquarters in Tirbespiye/Qahtaniya.  

The building which the YPG took as a stronghold after the withdrawal of the regime forces from the area in summer of 2012, used to be the head office of the State’s Security Department. 

Hani Mohammed, an activist based in the city of Tirbespiye, told ARA News that the executer of the attack was wearing an explosive belt and blew himself up in front of the YPG’s headquarters, injuring two YPG fighters and one civilian. The wounded were transferred to the National Hospital in the nearby city of Qamishli.

“The Assayish forces (security wing of the Democratic Union Party PYD) besieged the explosion’s location right after the incident, and blocked all roads to the location,” Mohammed said. 

Kurdish activists blamed the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for the attack, accusing the ISIL of bombing the YPG’s headquarters in Tirbepiye on Thursday. However, the group of ISIL didn’t issue any statements in this regard. 

The YPG forces −military wing of the PYD− is in conflict with the al-Qaeda splinter group of ISIL since nearly one year for control over areas in northern Syria (where Kurds constitute a majority). 

 

Source: ARA News

 

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