Qamishli clashes (September 2018)

The Qamishli clashes (September 2018) were a series of fightings that happened between the Syrian Arab Army and the Asayish forces in the city of Qamishli, Syria.

2018 Qamishli clashes
Part of the Rojava conflict and the Syrian Civil War
Date8 September 2018
Result Indecisive
 Syria  Democratic Federation of Northern Syria
Units involved
 Syrian Arab Army Asayish
Casualties and losses
11 killed
2 wounded
7 killed
1 wounded


Qamishli is partially controlled between the Syrian Government and the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. This situation has created tensions between the two sides, like the Battle of Qamishli (April 2016).

The clashes

The clashes erupted on 8 September 2018. According to kurdish sources, the fighting took place after a regime patrol consisting of three vehicles entered areas controlled by the Asayish and targeted their forces with light and medium weapons, so they responded to the attack. The clashes left 11 government soldiers killed and 2 wounded and 7 Asayish members killed and one wounded.[1]

See also


  1. "Clashes between Kurds and Syrian army troops leave 18 dead". Reuters. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
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