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Al-Malikiyah: PYD’s Asayiş search a Kurdish National Council vehicle

KURDWATCH, May 14, 2013—On May 6, 2013, members of the Asayiş, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), stopped a bus in which leading politicians for the parties of the Kurdish National Council were traveling at the Faysh Khabur border crossing east of al‑Malikiyah (Dêrik). The bus was returning from a meeting with President Barzani in Erbil [further information]. The politicians had to leave the vehicle, which was then searched. Ibrahim Biro, secretary of the Kurdish Union Party in Syria (Yekîtî), was among those who confirmed the incident. He further stated that the members of the Asayiş had claimed to be acting on orders.

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