Commander of the Kurdish Revolutionaries group Abu Mariam Kurdi said that the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) militias and the Assad regime employ the same tactics of targeting civilians to blame rebel fighters.
The Kurdish Revolutionaries group was formed on May 30, 2016 with the aim of fighting both the Assad regime and the PYD militia.
In a statement released on Sunday, the Kurdish Revolutionaries group accused the PYD militia of shelling civilians in the village of Jlima in rural Aleppo to blame the crime on rebel fighters.
Abu Maryam stressed that the PYD militia start clashes with rebel groups in the villages and towns located near the town of Afrin whenever they feel the PYD’s popularity among Syrian Kurds is declining. He added that the PYD militia is deploying similar tactics to those of the Assad regime in deliberately targeting civilians and using deceptive tactics to accuse rebel groups of committing such acts. The PYD militia is loyal to the Assad regime and follow the same practices in provoking strife among Syrians, Abu Maryam said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned of the existence of a “serious project, a plan being implemented in northern Syria.” He criticized the provision of support to the PYD militia under the pretext of fighting ISIS.
The Kurdish Revolutionary group declared its commitment to the unity of Syria and to defending the Kurdish population and the Syrian people. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Smart News + Agencies)