On Aug. 20, unidentified gunmen blew up Al-Salam hospital in Sheikh Hamad village, south of the town of Marqada, which is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the countryside of Hasakah in northeastern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a British-based monitoring group, said the unidentified men were part of an Islamic State (IS) cell who planted bombs in the hospital that was leveled to the ground. No casualties were reported.
A car bomb had exploded Aug. 18 in the city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria. A statement by the media center of the Kurdish security organization Asayish said a detonated booby-trapped cab that targeted Al-Sinaa high school at 8:35 a.m. killed an Asayish member and wounded two others. On the same day, IS claimed responsibility for the bombings in a statement published by its Amaq news agency.