Armed group target leader of Kurdish political party, north Syria




ARA News

Tel Abyad, al-Raqqah, Syria −On Wednesday August 21, an armed group linked to the Islamic Brigades stormed the house of Saleh Haj Naqshi, leader of the Kurdish Azadi Party in Tel Abyad city, north Syria.  The leader was reportedly exposed to physical violence by members of the Islamic armed group. The incident resulted in serious injuries over Haj Naqshi’s body.

Under the pressure of these armed fighters, Haj Naqshi was ordered by the Islamists to leave Tel Abyad with his fmily. 

According to a source inside Tel Abyad, the remaining residential buildings of Kurds in the city of Tel Abyad were stormed by the Brigades of the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS). The source added that as young Kurds are exposed to a random campaign of arbitrary arrest and torture, many were asked to leave the city against their will. 

The attack on Haj Naqshi came after his attempt to “preserve his neighbor’s property by preventing thieves and mercenariesــwho used to smash doors and steal the Kurdish property remains in Tel Abyadــ of looting homes”, according to the source.

In a linked context, on August 18, 2013, the al-Qaeda linked armed group of ISIS has informed the Kurdish citizens in the city of Tel Abyad to leave their homes. As pretending searching for members of the Popular Protection Units “YPG”, they stormed unpopulated Kurdish houses and smashed their doors.

Some observers assured that these actions are only for “terrifying and displacing Kurds from their homes and city.”


Report by: Ridwan Bizar

Source: ARA News


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