Al-Watan al-Arabi daily quoted local sources as reporting that the Kurdish fighters have recently embarked on forcing civilians in Hasaka to pay income-taxes in line with their cessation plan, adding that the new taxes are apart from the taxes the Kurdish force have been levying from agricultural lands and people’s business in Aleppo and other regions under their control.
Al-Watan further said that the employees in Hasaka have to pay 1,000 lira for 50,000 lira of monthly salary.
The paper further said that Kurdish forces did not allow some food-stuff trucks to enter Hasaka province from an entrance at the town of Tal Tamr, claiming that the trucks had not paid customs duties.
The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported last month that a fresh round of tensions erupted between the Syrian Army troops and the Kurdish fighters in Hasaka city after the two sides started arresting forces of each other.
The SOHR reported that the army and the Kurds put their forces on alert in Hasaka city, adding that tension erupted after the Kurds arrested three army soldiers in the Northern entrance of Hasaka city and the army arrested two Kurds in the Central part of the city.
Local sources said that over 100 army men arrived at an army base out of the city to reinvigorate government forces’ positions in Hasaka.