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Government, Kurdish forces clash in northeast Syria

The pro-government National Defense Forces fired on Kurdish Asayesh forces at a checkpoint in Qamishli, according to Kurdish sources.

Clashes broke out in northeast Syria last night between Kurdish and government forces.

The violence began in the Qamishli neighborhood of Tayy. The pro-government militia the National Defense Forces attacked a checkpoint held by Kurdish internal security forces known as Asayesh, prompting the Asayesh to return fire, according to the Kurdish outlet Hawar News Agency.

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