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Raʾs al-ʿAyn: FSA kidnaps numerous Kurds

KURDWATCH, January 27, 2013—During fighting with the Democratic Union Party's (PYD) People's Defense Units (YPG) on January 16, 2013 near Raʾs al‑ʿAyn (Serê Kaniyê), armed members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) abducted numerous Kurdish civilians and accused them of being members of the PYD. A video released on the internet shows the kidnapped victims being held in a house and interrogated by several armed people. In the course of the interrogation, they are beaten with billy clubs and kicked.


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