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ʿAmudah: YPG storms villages and kidnaps Yekîtî members

KURDWATCH, July 4, 2013—On June 28, 2013, fighters for the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) stormed the villages of Jawhariyah and Jirnik west of ʿAmudah and searched numerous homes. At least fifteen people, primarily supporters of the Kurdish Union Party in Syria (Yekîtî), were kidnapped. Since June 27 [further information] activists and politicians have been abducted in ʿAmudah and the surrounding villages. The exact number is not known. Moreover hundreds of activists and politicians have gone into hiding in order to escape the attacks of the PYD and its militia.

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