The Syrian pro-opposition al-Baladi News website claimed that Saudi Arabia provided the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), the Democratic Union Party (PYD), with financial funding.
According to an article published by the Arabic language al-Baladi News, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) has started taking registrations in the town of al-Ya'arabiyeh, located on the Syria-Iraq border, together with the al-Sanadid Forces for “border forces.”
There are claims that the PYD is receiving funding from Saudi Arabia for the armed “Border Guard Force.” Those who sign up will be recruited for two years and receive a monthly salary of $200.
Eleven Syrian opposition groups form new front in Idlib
Eleven opposition groups fighting against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria formed a new alliance in northwestern Idlib province on Monday.The sources from the groups said they merged under the name of "National Front for Liberation."“The aim of the new formation is to unite the components of the Free Syrian Army in Idlib province on Syria under one roof,” the new formation said on social media.The formation includes following groups: Sham Legion, Jaysh al-Nasr, Free Idlib Army, 1st Costal Division, 2nd Costal Division, 1st Division, 2nd Army, Army of Elites, Shuhada al-Islam Darayya, Al-Hurriyat Brigade, and 23rd Division.All of the groups have been operating in Idlib and northern part of Hama under the Free Syrian Army.The Sham Legion commander Fadil Allah al-Hajji became the leader of the new front, while Suhaib Layyush from Jaysh al-Nasr was appointed as his deputy.With the new formation, the opposition group created one of the largest military groups in Syria fighting the Assad regime, bringing together nearly 30,000 people.Syria has just begun to emerge from a devastating civil war that began in early 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity. UN officials say hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict.
The PYD has also started to dig trenches at the Ra'as al-Ein region at Syria's border with Turkey. The terror group plans to equip the trenches with pre-fabricated cement-made cabins supplied by the U.S.
Saudi officials establish YPG/PKK-backed Arab force
Last Friday, three Saudi military consultants went to Ayn al-Arab district's Harab Isk village to hold meetings with YPG/PKK terrorists.
Saudi officials have set up communication checkpoints in al-Hasakah and Qamishli to recruit fighters .
The new Arab force will be part of the North Syria Federation, which YPG/PKK had unilaterally claimed in March 17, 2016.
Clashes flare between Arabs, YPG/PKK in Syria's Raqqah
Heightened tensions between armed local Arab groups and the U.S.-backed YPG/PKK terror organization in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah have turned into clashes, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter on the field. The clashes followed protests late Sunday against recruitment of dozens of local youngsters by the YPG/PKK terror group and its efforts to displace Arab residents of the city.On Oct. 17, 2017, the YPG/PKK backed by the U.S. forces cleared Daesh terrorists from Raqqah. More than 2,000 civilians had been killed during the U.S.-backed operation.Chemical warfare in Syria causes birth defectsA group of activists -- named Raqqah is Being Slaughtered Silently -- reported on Oct. 17, 2017, that 90 percent of the city was demolished during the operation.On Dec. 14, 2017, Syrian Network for Human Rights said in a report that 2,371 civilians -- including 562 children -- were killed during the operation and around 450,000 civilians were left displaced.The YPG/PKK terrorists began looting the city after taking the control. They also blocked the entrance of civilians, who had fled the clashes and wanted to return to the city.Assad regime airdrops leaflets to threaten SyriansThe YPG/PKK is Syrian branch of the PKK terrorist network, which has waged war against Turkey for more than 30 years.Listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU, the PKK has been responsible for the death of some 40,000 people, including women and children.YPG/PKK continues human rights violations in Syria
Saudi Arabia sent truckloads of aid to YPG/PKK via Iraq last month, without explaining its content or revealing if there was any ammunition or weapons inside.
A Saudi minister who is responsible for Gulf relations visited YPG/PKK-occupied al-Raqqah province last October with U.S. officials to gather information.
Terrorist group YPG/PKK are known to control small groups in Syria under the name of SDF, which is backed by United States. Therefore, the U.S. administration claims that it helps not YPG/PKK, but Arabs who are part of SDF.
Chemical warfare in Syria causes birth defects
Chemical attacks that have rocked Syria throughout the course of the war which has ravaged the country are causing birth defects. Within the past year, 270 babies, mostly from the Idlib, Raqqa and the Ghouta regions, were born with birth defects. Experts say that the sole reason for birth defects such as babies with two heads, external hearts, three legs or no feet is the chemical attacks.Over 100 chemical attacksSyrian doctors on the field say that the U.S. and Syrian regime used chlorine gas 86 times and Sarin gas 18 times, bringing the total to 104 attacks. Dr. Abdulhanan Cuce alleged that the U.S. conducted four chemical attacks in and around Raqqa between 2016 and 2017, and that the price of the chemical attacks carried out jointly with the Assad regime was being paid by newborn babies.Over one million Syrians affectedThe general manager of Sema Association, which is an umbrella organization for 39 hospitals and health centers, Dr. Cuce said that 1.25 million people were affected by chemical attacks in the Idlib, Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor, Hama and Homs districts. He added that that the attack would have a serious and lasting impact on 50,000 people, a mild impact on 350,000 civilians and lightly impact 850,000.Impacts to last a decade“Those who were subjected to chemical attacks will be impacted for the next decade,” said Dr. Cuce. Adding that throat, skin and stomach cancer cases will increase every year, Dr. Cuce said that those who are exposed chemical attacks will be inflicted with serious ailments in the coming years.PKK also conducts chemical attacksDr. Ahmed Abdullah, who assessed births based on chemical bombings in the eastern regions of Syria, noted that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has also carried out chlorine attacks on Raqqa, Deir el-Zor and Manbij.Dr. Abdullah said the U.S. and the PKK have not carried out attacks in regions such as Kobani, Rasul Ayn and Hasakah – areas which were occupied by Daesh – and added that the sensitivity shown to Kurdish dominated regions is not shown to Arab and Turkmen dominated regions.Assad regime airdrops leaflets to threaten SyriansAutopsies availableDr. Abdullah stated that there were many abnormal births in the Raqqa, Manbij and Deir el-Zor regions. “The U.S. and the PKK are preventing these events from being shown in the media and there is extraordinary pressure regarding this issue. However, we have autopsy reports on these births and chemical deaths. One day, the punishment of these crimes will surely be given,” said Dr. Abdullah.YPG/PKK continues human rights violations in Syria
Assad regime airdrops leaflets to threaten Syrians
Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime on Sunday airdropped leaflets in Syrian province of Idlib, threatening the civilians in the region.The leaflets, bearing the title "Choose your destiny" and a photo of a dead Syrian, were dropped from a helicopter onto Idlib's Sarmada, Ram Hamdan villages and a refugee camp in Kemmune village."Continuing holding a gun in your hand means you are taking side with dead people. If you want to live, put your guns down. Don't gamble on your life," the note read.The note threatened the Syrians with death and said that it is their “last chance.”"You have no other choice. You will either put your guns down or you will definitely die. Make use of this last chance, put your guns down and improve your situation," the note warned.Located in northern Syria near the Turkish border, last May, Idlib was declared a "de-escalation zone" in which acts of aggression are expressly forbidden.YPG/PKK continues human rights violations in SyriaSyria has just begun to emerge from a devastating civil war that began in early 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.UN officials say hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict.
YPG/PKK continues human rights violations in Syria
The YPG/PKK terrorist organization continues to violate the human rights in the areas they have managed to occupy, according to local sources.Mohanned Mudhi, a Syrian activist, was tortured and killed by the terrorist group four days after he was kidnapped in the northeastern Syrian city of al-Hasakah.Mudhi had been attending a protest against the YPG/PKK's forced recruitment of locals in the center of al-Hasakah when he was kidnapped by the terrorist group, the sources said on condition of anonymity due to fears of security.The YPG/PKK members surrounded the village of Yarubiye during Mudhi's funeral on Sunday.The terrorist group has been forcibly recruiting the young men between 18-30 in al-Hasakah, Manbij and Raqqah occupied by the group.On May 20, shopkeepers in Manbij had staged a strike to protest the forced recruitment of dozens of youngsters by the terror group since early May.In April, the YPG/PKK terror group announced that those aged 18-30 should join the organization till May 5, warning them of torture and brutality if they do not surrender. After the deadline was over, the terror group began to recruit the youngsters.Seven terrorists neutralized in southeast TurkeyMore terrorists surrender, escape from PKK terror groupThe terrorists had also killed two siblings in January.The terror group captured Manbij, west of the Euphrates River, in August 2016 with support of the U.S.The YPG/PKK is Syrian branch of the PKK terrorist network, which has waged war against Turkey for more than 30 years.Listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU, the PKK has been responsible for the death of some 40,000 people.