Kurdish YPG recruiting Arab loyalists to fight jihadists in Syria

The Democratic Union Party (PYD) has reportedly established Arab brigades made up of regime loyalists…

In the original draft of the below mentioned article there was also this passage which is still worth of interest: 

“Politically, the space given to Arabs is criticized by the PYD’s Kurdish rivals as a mere facade concocted by the regime. “The representation of Arabs in the new government remains a ‘decor’ featured by figures like [the head of the agricultural committee] Saleh al-Zuba’i, who was the secretary of the Hasakah’s branch of the Movement of Arab Socialists, a member of the regime-backed National Progressive Front,” member of the political bureau of the Barzani-backed Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (PDKS), Muhammad Isma’il, told Al-Monitor in a Skype interview from Qamishli”

Another prominent pro-regime figure which has been coopted by the PYD is Shaykh Humaydi Daham al-Jarba, who is now the president of the al-Jazirah canton in the government of Rojava (he is known for leading the Jaysh al-Karama, a pro-government Arab militia, and recognizing Bashar al-Asad as the only legitimate Syrian president in spite of the establishment of Rojava). 

(in the photo: Hawas Jammo and Osama Jasim al-Karot, two well-known pro-regime Arabs who joined the YPG in Ras al-‘Ayn)

Syrian Kurds recruit regime loyalists to fight jihadists

two Arab shabbiha join YPG source kurdistanabinxete

According to local Arab and Kurdish sources, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) has been enlisting Arab loyalists in its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), in a bid to boost its credibility among Arabs and join efforts with the Syrian regime on the battleground against the opposition. This military strategy was reportedly accompanied by some intense consultations held in Qamishli between the regime and its Arab allies immediately before the formation of the PYD-led autonomous government on Jan. 21.

On Nov. 2, Rihab News reported that the Arab Brigade of the Free Patriots joined the YPG in Ras al-Ain, northwest of Hassakeh. The brigade’s commander Hawas Jammo and another of its fighters, Osama Jasim al-Karot, are known to be regime collaborators who attacked anti-regime demonstrators in 2012, according to the Rihab News report and local Kurdish activists and journalists who spoke with Al-Monitor.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/ar/contents/articles/originals/2014/02/pyd-kurds-syria-regime-assad-autonomy.html

Advertisements
Categories: Kurdistan, Syria | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Exiled Razaniyyat

Personal observations of myself, others, states and exile.

Diario di Siria

Blog di Asmae Dachan "Scrivere per riscoprire il valore della vita umana"

YALLA SOURIYA

Update on Syria revolution -The other side of the coin ignored by the main stream news

ZANZANAGLOB

Sguardi Globali da una Finestra di Cucina al Ticinese

Salim Salamah's Blog

Stories & Tales about Syria and Tomorrow

invisiblearabs

Views on anthropological, social and political affairs in the Middle East

tabsir.net

Views on anthropological, social and political affairs in the Middle East

SiriaLibano

"... chi parte per Beirut e ha in tasca un miliardo..."

Tutto in 30 secondi

appunti e note sul mondo islamico contemporaneo

Anna Vanzan

Views on anthropological, social and political affairs in the Middle East

letturearabe di Jolanda Guardi

Ho sempre immaginato che il Paradiso fosse una sorta di biblioteca (J. L. Borges)

%d bloggers like this: