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Despite truce, Kurdish authorities in Qamishli fear return of Syrian government-affiliated forces

Under a Russian-sponsored agreement, the Syrian government-affiliated National Defense Forces retreated from the Tayy neighborhood in Qamishli, which is now under the control of the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration.
Members of the Syrian Kurdish internal security services known as Asayish and Syrian government forces man a joint checkpoint in the Tayy neighborhood in Qamishli, Syria, April 27, 2021.
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ALEPPO, Syria — The Tayy neighborhood in the city of Qamishli, in the countryside of Hasakah province in northeast Syria, is witnessing a gradual return of basic services. There have been ongoing efforts to secure protection for residents who have returned to their homes since the neighborhood is now under the control of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, affiliated with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). 

The Autonomous Administration took control of the Tayy neighborhood after it managed to drive out the Syrian government-affiliated National Defense Forces. This came close on the heels of a permanent truce agreement that was reached under Russian mediation on April 25. The agreement ended the fighting between the Autonomous Administration’s internal security forces known as Asayish and the National Defense Forces that broke out in the neighborhood on April 20, pushing the residents to flee toward safer neighborhoods

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