UPDATE: Car bombs in Syria’s Hasakah claimed by Daesh, kill 26

Published September 15th, 2015 - 06:54 GMT
Kurds watch an explosion in Syria's northeastern city of Hasakah, which has seen intense clashes between Daesh and the YPG. (AFP/File)
Kurds watch an explosion in Syria's northeastern city of Hasakah, which has seen intense clashes between Daesh and the YPG. (AFP/File)

Two car bombs in Syria were claimed by Daesh (ISIS) and killed at least 26 people Monday in the predominantly Kurdish city of Hasakah, the Associated Press reported.

Daesh said in a statement the attacks in the northeastern city targeted Kurdish fighters and pro-regime forces, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the casualties included a woman and her two children.

The explosions, half an hour apart, detonated in two different neighborhoods in Hasakah, according to the AP.

State news agency SANA said the first in the busy area of Mahatta killed at least 21 people and the death toll was expected to rise. The second car bomb, in the northern outskirts of Khashman, killed another five.

State TV said two other bombs in the city were dismantled that same day. 


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