Reports have it that 22 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion at a Kurdish wedding in the northeast Syrian city of Hasaka.According to Al Jazeera, the Kurdish YPG, or People’s Protection Units, said it was unclear whether the blast was caused by a explosive device or a suicide bomber. But a statement by the ISIL-affiliated Amaq news agency said a suicide bomber had attacked a gathering of Kurdish YPG fighters on the edge of the city with machine guns and an explosive vest.Hasaka is mainly in the hands of the YPG after it evicted the Syrian army in August. In the same vein, ISIL has claimed responsibility for suicide attacks in the central Syrian city of Hama

that killed three people and wounded 11 others earlier on Monday. Two suicide bombers wearing explosive-laden belts carried out the attacks near the ruling Baath party office and a police station, Amaq reported.Government forces have taken territory to the north of the opposition-held enclave, and there’s been fierce fighting along the front line that cuts through the divided city. “It’s not clear if the rebels, who have been besieged for weeks, can hold their ground,” said Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr, reporting from Gaziantep, on the Turkish side of the border. “And it is not clear if the government will be able to win in what could be a long war involving street-to-street fighting.”

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