Following in the footsteps of Aldar Khalil... Mahmoud Rash, a leader in the SDF, threatens the Kurdistan Region

Aug 02 2021

ARK News…After Aldar Khalil, the leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces QSD, Mahmoud Rash threatens the Kurdistan Region and says we will not remain silent about the attacks launched on the Popular Defense Forces.

Mahmoud Rash stated in a video that the Syrian Democratic Forces QSD will not remain silent about the attacks launched on the Popular Defense Forces. He demanded the Kurdistan Democratic Party not to send its forces to the legitimate defense areas and not to attack the Popular Defense Forces, and said: "The Popular Defense Forces are the sons of this country and the land, according to his claim."

The leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces QSD, Mahmoud Rash, stressed the need for the Kurdistan Democratic Party not to be dragged behind Turkish plans and its conspiracies against the Kurdish people, and not to ally with the Turkish occupation state, and described the alliance with the Turkish occupation state as treason, and said: "Syrian Democratic Forces QSD will not stand idly by regarding treason and will have a strict stance, according to his claim"

The Peshmerga Ministry, last Monday evening said that Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) gunmen attacked the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces in the northeast of capital Erbil.

Jamal Eminki, Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga Ministry, explained in a statement that the incident took place in an area between Khalifa and Bekhma, in Soran district, northeast of Erbil.

The PKK gunmen opened fire at a checkpoint of the Peshmerga forces and that the Peshmerga fighters responded to the attack with initial reports of possible casualties, he added.

The Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga explained, "The Peshmerga forces have previously been subjected to many attacks and attacks by PKK gunmen in various places within the region. These unjustified attacks resulted in casualties and injuries among the ranks of the Peshmerga forces."

The PKK caused the evacuation of more than 300 Kurdish villages from Zakho to the Balakayati area, in addition to giving the Turkish forces a pretext for military intervention inside the regions of the Kurdistan Region.

Eminki further warned that the Peshmerga forces would respond to any attacks by the PKK gunmen.

This is not the first time that the PKK carries out such attacks on the Peshmerga forces in different areas of the Kurdistan Region, particularly in Erbil and Duhok provinces, lately.

There have been casualties as a result of previous attacks on the Peshmerga fighters by the PKK.



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