Kurdish forces besiege Syrian village


Female fighters of the YPG riding a military vehicle. File photo

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) supported by security forces of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), known as the Assayish, stormed on Sunday the village of Navkur (located 3 km west of the city of Qamishli), northeast of Syria, looking for two people who escaped from a PYD-led prison in Qamishli last week.

According to the villagers, who talked to ARA News, the YPG and the Assayish raided the village (Navkur) on Sunday and surrounded all its sides, preventing movement from and to the village, in order to search for two prisoners who escaped from one of the PYD-led prison in Qamishli.

The villagers asserted that the escaping prisoners came to the village and then left it hours before the arrival of the Kurdish forces.

The YPG and the Assayish searched all the houses of the village, and called for Navkur residents to hand over the two prisoners under threat, local sources said.

Neither the YPG nor the Assayish issued any statements regarding the incident yet, while the forces’ siege on the village continued for the second day consecutively.


Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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