HASAKAH, Syria — The Health Authority of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria has accused the Syrian regime of impeding humanitarian support to Hasakah. Administration officials stated via Facebook that, “Amid the city’s dire need of medical aid, due to the continued military operations and large numbers of injured, Hasakah’s Governor, Hasan Halim Khalil, is obstructing humanitarian aid access.”
Governor Khalil, who is affiliated with the Syrian regime, is accused of preventing aid from reaching the province. Hasakah has seen many civilians injured and displaced as a result of the days of fighting that has largely taken place in densely populated urban areas of the city following the Islamic State (ISIS) attack on Sina’a Prison.
The Sina’a Prison in the Ghweran neighborhood in southern Hasakah was attacked by cells of the Islamic State (ISIS) late Thursday night. After the detonation of a booby-trapped car and bicycle near the main door of the prison, clashes broke out between ISIS cells attacking from outside the prison and the security forces responsible for guarding the detention facility. The clashes, now largely subsided, have resulted in the martyrdom of 27 Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Internal Security Forces (ISF) members.