2015 al-Qamishli bombings

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2015 al-Qamishli bombings
Location al-Qamishli, Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria
Date 30 December 2015
Target Assyrian Christians
Attack type
Backpack bombs or suicide bombings
Deaths 16+
Non-fatal injuries
35+
Perpetrators Unknown
Number of participants
3

The 2015 al-Qamishli bombings refer to three bombs, that detonated in three restaurants in Wusta, an Assyrian district of the Syrian-Turkish border town of al-Qamishli on 30 December 2015.[1] The first reports stated, that it were suicide bombings, however the military spokesman of the Assyrian Christians, Sootoro, in al-Qamishli, said, that the attacks were not suicide bombs.[2] A Kurdish militia spokesman said, that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was responsible for the blasts and that the bombings were targeting Assyrian Christians, but Assyrian organisations claimed that the bombings were not likely a deed by ISIL, but possibly a crime by the Kurdish YPG.[3] A total of 16 people were killed, 14 of the victims were Assyrian Christians and 2 Muslims, also 35 people were wounded.[1][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dozens killed, wounded in multiple suicide bombings in Kurdish-controlled Syrian city/". rt.com. Russia Today. Retrieved December 30, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Bombing in Zaline (Qamishli), Syria". americanmesopotamian.org/. American Mesopotamian Organisation. Retrieved March 9, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Var Qamishli-massakern verkligen ett verk av IS?". hujada.com. Hujådå Magazine]. Retrieved March 9, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis-syria-kurds-idUKKBN0UD1WZ20151231