Syria regime pounds Kurdish positions for second day

Fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) sit in the back of a vehicle in the al-Zohour neighbourhood of the northeastern Syrian city of HasakehThe journalist said eight air strikes could be heard throughout the day, mostly focused in the city’s southwestern neighbourhoods. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights — which monitors the conflict and determines which planes carry out raids according to their type, location, flight patterns and the munitions involved — said the strikes were conducted by regime jets. Most of Hasakeh city, the capital of the northeastern province by the same name, is controlled by Kurdish forces, while the rest is held by fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

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