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Al-Malikiyah: PYD refuses to allow members of the Kurdish National Council to leave the country for Iraqi-Kurdistan

KurdWatch, November 7, 2015—On November 3, 2015, employees of the Asayiş, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), refused to allow several members of the Kurdish National Council to cross into Iraqi‑Kurdistan at the Faysh Khabur border that crosses east of al-Malikiyah (Dêrik). Ibrahim Biro, chairman of the National Council, was part of the group. In a statement released the same day, the Kurdish National Council called the incident »unjustifiable«.


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