samedi 30 janvier 2016

Alep : graves tensions entre les YPG et l'armée d'Assad

Pro-Assad troops hit Kurdish district in Aleppo with barrel bombs, civilian casualties reported

January 28, 2016
Syria

ARA News

ALEPPO – The Syrian regime’s air force hit a Kurdish-populated district in the northern Aleppo city with several barrel bombs, killing and wounding a number of civilians, local sources reported on Wednesday.

At least five civilians were killed, including two children, and nine others were injured in the regime’s bombardment in Sheikh Maqsoud district. 


Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, civil rights activist Hozan Haddo said that three barrel bombs dropped by Syrian military helicopters hit a crowded market in central Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo.

“The bombardment has caused a mass destruction in the targeted market and left more than 15 civilian casualties,” Haddo reported.


Some of the victims were pulled from the rubble of destroyed shops in the district.

Sheikh Maqsoud is under the control of the Kurdish forces the People’s Protection Units (YPG).


The YPG has repeatedly clashed with Islamist fighters of al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front in the vicinity of Sheikh Maqsoud district, as the Kurdish forces have been trying to defend the district for more than a year against al-Qaeda offensives.

This is the first time that the Syrian air force bomb the Sheikh Maqsoud district with barrel bombs.

Reporting by: Hozan Mamo

Source: ARA News
Source : http://aranews.net/2016/01/17938/

YPG responds to Syrian airstrike on Kurdish district by bombing pro-Assad security checkpoint in Aleppo

January 30, 2016
Syria

ARA News

KOBANE – Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) bombed on Friday a security checkpoint for forces loyal to president Basahr al-Assad in Syria’s Aleppo, killing and wounding a number of security troops.

At least four pro-Assad security members were killed and seven others injured under mortar shells fired by the YPG fighters in Aleppo.

The YPG leadership said in a statement that the operation comes in response to Syrian airstrikes that hit the Kurdish-populated district of Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo.


On Wednesday, the Syrian regime’s air force hit Sheikh Maqsoud district with several barrel bombs, killing and wounding a number of civilians. At least five people were killed, including two children, and nine others were injured in the regime’s bombardment in the Kurdish district.

“Any group attacks peaceful civilians should face justice. All pro-Assad troops will be a target if they continue striking Kurdish areas with barrel bombs or other weapons,” the YPG leadership said in a statement on Friday evening.

Sheikh Maqsoud has been under the control of the Kurdish YPG forces since Aleppo turned into a war zone nearly four years ago.

The YPG has repeatedly clashed with Islamist fighters of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front in the vicinity of Sheikh Maqsoud, as the Kurdish forces have been trying to defend the district against al-Qaeda offensives. This was the first time that the Syrian air force hit the Sheikh Maqsoud district with barrel bombs.

Reporting by: Hozan Mamo

Source: ARA News
Source : http://aranews.net/2016/01/17983/

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