BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – More than ten Syrian soldiers were killed today after a series of intense clashes broke out between their troops and the Kurdish forces in Qamishli city.
According to a military source in Qamishli, intense clashes broke out between the Syrian intelligence forces and Kurdish Asayish police in the city, resulting in the death of several involved.
The source said that in addition to the 10+ Syrian military personnel lost, at least seven Asayish fighters were also killed during the fierce engagement.
The attack occurred when three vehicles carrying Syrian soldiers were heading towards the military checkpoints to change personnel; it was at these checkpoints where the clashes began.
No one knows why the clashes broke out, but they have since died down, the source added.