PYD Administration Cuts Electricity to Kobani for Over 20 Hours, Diverts to Manbij and Serê Kaniyê

PYD Administration Cuts Electricity to Kobani for Over 20 Hours, Diverts to Manbij and Serê Kaniyê

Apr 13 2024

ARK News… Amid significant discontent among residents, the PYD administration continues to cut electricity to Kobani and its surrounding villages in Syrian Kurdistan, reportedly to compel locals to purchase solar panels from its traders and brokers.

Local media sources indicate that the PYD administration deliberately cuts off national electricity to the city of Kobani and its countryside for periods exceeding 20 hours per day, coinciding with a shortage of generator electricity ("amperes").

The media sources affirm that the PYD administration ignores demands from the people of Kobani to provide basic services to the city, forcing citizens to buy solar panels from PYD administration traders and brokers.

Local sources add that the cost of installing solar panels for a single house ranges between $1500 to $2000 USD. As most residents are unable to afford this amount for solar panels, many are resorting to purchasing small generators despite the lack of fuel availability.

According to local media sources, electricity is cut for four hours within a 24-hour period in the city of Manbij and in the Serê Kaniyê sub-district under PYD administration control, located south of Kobani city.

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