Syrian regime militia headquarters targeted with two bombs following tensions in North and East Syria

ZALIN ܙܐܠܝܢ (QAMISHLI), Syria – Around 23:30 on Sunday, two explosions were heard in the city of Zalin (Qamishli), reportedly caused by two bombs targeting a headquarters of the Syrian regime aligned National Defense Forces (NDF) near Al-Salam square in the east of the city.

Members of the NDF responded to the bombing by opening fire at a checkpoint of the Democratic Autonomous Administration’s Internal Security Force (Asayish). No one was injured by the NDF fire.

On 16 April, the Asayish had accused the NDF of targeting one of its checkpoints in Zalin with two grenades, one of which failed to detonate.

On Saturday, 18 April, a similar incident occurred near Haret Tay south of Zalin when the NDF through a stun grenade at an Asayish checkpoint. An exchange of gunfire followed with no reported casualties.

Clashes have occurred between the Asayish and the NDF sporadically throughout the course of the Syrian civil war.