On August 31, the Christian Assyrian force Soroto clashed with the Kurdish security force Asayish in Qamishli city in northeastern Syria.
The Sorto is a Christian branch of the Syrian National Defense Forces (NDF) in Qamishli.
According to opposition sources the clashes broke out after a checkpoint of the Soroto force stopped a vehicle of the Asayish. Sources claimed that 2 fighters from the Asayish were killed and 2 other were injured in the clashes. A Sorto fighter was killed and another one was injured.
The Syrian security forces stepped in immediately and stopped the fight between the two sides. Although the city is clam now, the Asayish deployed more units around the Assyrian al-Wasat district in Qamishli city, according to Kurdish sources.
Since 2014, the Assyrian community in Qamishli city has been a target of a series of bombings supposedly carried out by ISIS. However, many Assyrians claimed that the Kurdish Asayish force participated in these attacks.