Militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) seized houses of members of the Kurdish National Council in northeastern Syria and settled other families in them. The Syrian Coalition said that these militias were trying to impose a de facto situation on civilians under the force of arms and through intimidation and the commission of various crimes against them.
The PYD militias, which the Coalition described as “terrorist,” have put their hands on houses of Fouad Aliko and Ibrahim Berro. They earlier seized house of political dissident Abdulhakim Bashar. Aliko said that “these mean methods will not deter us from exposing your approach which caused serious harm to the Kurdish cause and the Kurdish people.”
“All houses do not equal a single drop of the blood of the people who were killed in your futile battles serving the agendas and interests of others. Time and history are enough to punish you for the crimes you have committed against this oppressed people who have suffered a lot because of the oppression and terror you committed against them,” Aliko said.
Former head of the Kurdish National Council, Ibrahim Berro, said that his sister’s house was attacked by ten heavily armed men who were led by members of the terrorist PKK group. He said that the militias had kidnapped his sister’s husband and forced the children out of the house at gunpoint and confiscated the house under the pretext that it was originally owned by Berro.
The Kurdish National Council condemned all “the PYD’s terrorist practices the Kurds in general as well as leaders and members of the Council, especially those who disagree with its policies.” It stressed that these acts “violated all human and democratic values, principles of human rights, and laws on personal property rights. They will also lead to growing concerns among the Kurds over their own safety and property, it added. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)