Syrian Democratic Forces Commander Abdi: Recent attacks on Kurdish parties will be investigated

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — Following tensions between various Kurdish political parties and attacks on the offices of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (ENKS) in several areas of Gozarto (Jazirah) Region, General Commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Mazloum Abdi stated via Twitter on Tuesday that no one has the right to attack the ENKS offices in Syria or any other political party.

Abdi also called for talks between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) following clashes in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq between the two that left several casualties.

“The attack of the KDP forces against the PKK guerrillas in Amediya is a shame and the achievements of the Kurdish cause will be defeated [by such attacks]. We call for an end to the attacks and a solution to the problem through dialogue,” wrote Abdi in Kurdish.

Following the clashes in Iraq, unknown assailants attacked a number of ENKS and Kurdistan Democratic Party – Syria (KDPS), a member of ENKS, offices across North and East Syria.

Ashraf al-Mulla, deputy head of ENKS in Derbasiya, wrote via his personal Facebook account that unknown persons attempted to burn his car with a Molotov cocktail but were unsuccessful.

On Monday, Idris Shiih Khalaf, the official in charge of the ENKS office in Derbasiya, told North Press Agency that the unknown attackers are seeking to “thwart the efforts to unify the Kurdish ranks in Syria.”

“The Kurdish people in Syria are victims of external parties and intelligence agencies which are behind these events,” explained ENKS leader Saud al-Mulla to North Press, adding that the parties behind the targeting of the council’s headquarters in Zalin (Qamishli) and Derbasiya are seeking to interfere with efforts to unify Kurdish political parties in Syria.