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Raʾs al-ʿAyn: Leading member of the Left party kidnapped

KURDWATCH, May 2, 2013—On April 25, 2013, Mustafa Farhan (b. 1970 in Raʾs al‑ʿAyn, married, four children), leading member of Muhammad Musa’s Kurdish Left Party in Syria, was kidnapped on the road between Tall Tamr and Raʾs al‑ʿAyn (Serê Kaniyê). In a statement, the Left Party blamed the Arab Sharabiyin tribe for the kidnapping. The same day, shots were exchanged between Sharabiyin and fighters for the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) [further information]. Farhan was released the following day.


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