Coalition Condemns PYD Militias for Kidnapping of Politicians, Journalists

Supporters of the Democratic Union Party must pressure militants to end their violations against civilians, opposition statement reads

The Syrian National Coalition renewed its calls on the parties supporting the militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) to reconsider their positions and pressure the groups to end their criminal practices.

In a press release issued on Wednesday, the Coalition said that the PYD have been involved in violence and terrorism, especially against the Kurdish National Council and its components.

The Coalition condemned the PYD’s repressive practices and violations as it reiterated perpetrators must be held to account. The PYD’s practices run counter to the aspirations of the Syrian people and are detrimental to their interests, the Coalition stressed.

PYD elements last week kidnapped two members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria in the city of Hassakeh. The incident came three days after PYD militias kidnapped three members of the Kurdish National Council, a key component of the Syrian National Coalition, as well as journalists. The fate of the abducted remains unknown.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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