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ʿAmudah: YPG kidnaps nurse

KURDWATCH, July 9, 2013—On June 28, 2013, fighters for the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) kidnapped Hisham Shaikhu (b. in ʿAmudah, married, two children) on his way home from work. Shaikhu is a nurse at the Dari hospital and a member of the Union of Cooperation of Kurdish Youth in Syria. He had treated several demonstrators who were injured in a YPG attack on a demonstration in ʿAmudah on June 27, 2013 [further information]. Hisham Shaikhu was released on July 2.


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