Agreement to halt fighting in Hasaka enforced at 14:00 p.m.

Hasaka, SANA – An agreement to halt fighting was agreed in the northeastern Hasaka province that came into effect at 14:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the Syrian TV reported.

According to the TV sources, the injured, bodies of the martyrs and the captives on both sides will be exchanged at 9 p.m. as per the agreement.

Hasaka-Qamishli road and those leading to the Syrian army positions inside and outside Hasaka city will be opened.

All roads in the city will also be opened according to the agreement. It was also agreed on work to resolve the Kurdish issue and start discussions to address the situation of the discharged state employees.

During the past days, the Asayish, the military wing of the Kurdistan Workers Party, has escalated its provocative actions in Hasaka city, attacking state establishments, stealing oil and cotton, disrupting examinations, carrying out abductions, and causing a state of chaos and instability.

The provocations amounted to encircling Hasaka city, shelling it with artillery and tanks and targeting the Syrian Arab Army positions in it, claiming the lives of a number of military personnel and civilians.

The Asayish’s persistence in their acts required a suitable response by Syrian Arab Army as it targeted the sources of artillery fire and the gatherings of armed elements responsible for these criminal actions.

Later, less than 10 hours after reaching a truce agreement with the official government parties on Sunday, the Asayish violated the agreement and launched attacks on residential neighborhoods and government establishments in Hasaka.

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