mardi 28 avril 2015

Qandil (Irak) : l'armée iranienne bombarde les bases du PKK-PJAK

Iranian army shells PKK and PJAK bases in Kandil

Posted on April 27, 2015 by KDN

Kandil (KDN) – Kurdish HPG (People’s Defense Forces) Media Center reported earlier today that Iranian army shelled Kandil area on April 25, despite ongoing cease-fire between PJAK and Iranian forces.

HPG said that Iranian troops deployed the posts around the border with Kandil mountains carried out a bombardment with heavy artillery and mortars between 8 am and 6 pm on April 25. The bombardment targeted the areas of Dola Koke and surrounding areas.

According to HPG report, unmanned aerial vehicles of the Iranian army performed reconnaissance flights over the region between 20:30 – 21:30 yesterday evening.
Source : http://kurdishdailynews.org/2015/04/27/iranian-army-shells-pkk-and-pjak-bases-in-kandil/

Robin Beaumont : "une politique de kurdification particulièrement autoritaire [dans le nord de l'Irak]"

Kurdes, chrétiens d'Irak... : pour sauver les minorités face à l'EI, sauvons les majorités
Publié le 18-04-2015 à 15h16 - Modifié le 19-04-2015 à 08h19

Par Robin Beaumont
Doctorant à l’EHESS

LE PLUS. Face à la violence des agissements de l'Etat islamique en Irak, l'attention des dirigeants et des médias occidentaux se focalise le plus souvent sur le sort des minorités kurdes et chrétiennes. Si les exactions dont sont victimes ces populations sont bien réelles, ce ne sont pas les seuls groupes vulnérables, explique Robin Beaumont, doctorant à l’EHESS.

Édité par Sébastien Billard  Auteur parrainé par François Burgat

La fulgurante avancée de l’État islamique (EI) en Irak et en Syrie depuis juin 2014 a suscité un immense et remarquable élan de sympathie envers les populations menacées par les combattants jihadistes.

Cependant, dès le début de l’offensive de l’EI, cette solidarité semble s’être portée sur des groupes très spécifiques : les minorités ethniques et religieuses aux marges de la région autonome kurde dans le nord de l’Irak, et en particulier les populations chrétiennes qui y vivent.

Cette indignation sélective s’est récemment illustrée par la réunion du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU il y a quelques semaines, à la demande de la France qui en assurait la présidence, autour de la situation des chrétiens d’Orient.

La vision idéalisée d'un Kurdistan fantasmé

Elle s’inscrit dans la continuité d’une longue tradition, notamment française, qui consiste à lire le Moyen-Orient au seul prisme de la question des minorités, et dont les manifestations se sont multipliées ces derniers mois.

En septembre, dans une tribune publiée par "Le Monde", deux anciens Premiers ministres et deux anciens ministres des Affaires étrangères français appelaient ainsi l’Occident à aider le Gouvernement régional du Kurdistan (GRK) dans son combat pour les minorités chrétienne et yézidie, au nom de la sauvegarde de "nos valeurs".

Doit-on adhérer à cette vision idéalisée d’un Kurdistan fantasmé en havre de démocratie et de tolérance ? On oublierait alors les luttes intestines entre les deux principaux partis kurdes qui, depuis des années, verrouillent le débat politique en érigeant en norme le clientélisme et la corruption.

On oublierait aussi les pratiques discriminatoires du GRK, par exemple envers les Turkmènes ou les Arabes sunnites, en particulier au sein des "territoires contestés" de la région de Kirkouk qui connaissent depuis 2003 une politique de kurdification particulièrement autoritaire.

L’élément confessionnel n'explique pas tout

Alors que l’ensemble de nos médias se concentre sur les exactions – bien réelles – commises par certaines milices chiites dans les zones reprises à l’EI, qui sait aujourd’hui que l’avancée des peshmergas dans les villages des "territoires contestés" s’accompagne de l’expulsion forcée des populations arabes sunnites qui y habitaient et de la démolition de leurs habitations ?

L’engagement des autorités du Kurdistan irakien dans la protection de certaines minorités du nord du pays qui ne disposent d’aucune force armée contre l’effroyable violence de l’Etat islamique est louable. La volonté de certains pays occidentaux de soutenir cet engagement est parfaitement compréhensible.

Ce que l’on a davantage de mal à comprendre, c’est l’impensé qui oriente ces analyses et autres recommandations. Concentrées sur le sort des minorités, elles oblitèrent l’ensemble des dynamiques politiques et sociales du conflit qui ravage l’Irak et la Syrie aujourd’hui.

Cet impensé, c’est celui de la menace intrinsèque que représenterait le sunnisme arabe pour les valeurs "occidentales" et les communautés considérées comme leur relais au Moyen-Orient. C’est celui d’une lecture univoque de la situation géopolitique de la région, qui consiste, sans aucune nuance ni effort de contextualisation, à faire de l’élément confessionnel l’outil exclusif de toute explication.

Nos élites politiques méconnaissent la situation

Tout se passe comme si, dans le chaos général qui s’est emparé de la Syrie et de l’Irak, les décideurs politiques et les opinions publiques occidentales avaient enfin trouvé, dans les minorités du Kurdistan irakien, le point d’accroche providentiel de leur analyse géopolitique, de leur action politique et de leur compassion humanitaire.

En incarnant un Mal consensuel et bien identifié, l’Etat islamique semble avoir ainsi permis de raffermir des convictions quelque peu ébranlées par les "printemps arabes".

En définitive, tout le monde est bien à sa place. Dans ce Moyen-Orient compliqué, il existe des gens qui nous ressemblent : des minorités menacées par une violence religieuse millénaire, et un espace pour les protéger, sur lequel concentrer tous nos efforts, le Kurdistan irakien, "rare exemple de démocratie en terre d’islam", ainsi que le qualifiaient les prestigieux signataires de la tribune du "Monde".

Une formule qui nous renseigne utilement sur la connaissance qu’ont nos élites politiques de la région et de son histoire comme sur leur conception des rapports entre religion et régime politique.

Rompre avec les repères hérités de périodes coloniales

Il est plus que temps de rompre avec ces cadres cognitifs hérités de périodes coloniales dont certains ont manifestement quelque peine à faire le deuil. En attribuant aux parties au conflit des labels confessionnels et ethniques indélébiles, cette perspective incite à oublier la menace qui concerne l’ensemble des Irakiens et des Syriens, qui font les frais de l’offensive jihadiste comme leurs concitoyens appartenant à telle ou telle minorité.

Elle congédie aussi d’un seul geste l’ensemble des révolutionnaires syriens qui continuent de combattre à la fois le régime qui les massacre et les jihadistes auxquels ils se trouvent bien malgré eux assimilés.

Faut-il donc rappeler que l’Etat islamique est le produit de la politique sectaire du régime irakien et de la stratégie de confessionnalisation forcenée entreprise par Bachar al-Assad en Syrie depuis 2011, préparée par des décennies d’un autoritarisme prétendument laïc ?

Faut-il à nouveau démontrer la façon dont le régime syrien, loin de combattre les forces jihadistes, les a fait prospérer en concentrant sa répression sur la rébellion syrienne tout en épargnant systématiquement les zones contrôlées par l’EIIL, pas une seule fois bombardées jusqu’à la prise de Mossoul ?

Chrétiens et Yézidis ne sont pas les seules populations vulnérables

En janvier 2014, l’Armée syrienne libre reprenait Alep, Idlib et Raqqa à l’EIIL. De nombreux combattants du groupe jihadiste avaient alors fait défection pour rejoindre les rangs d’une insurrection bien plus proche de leurs aspirations que les partisans de l’établissement d’un quelconque "califat". Aucun soutien international n’avait suivi cette victoire.

Trois jours après la prise de Mossoul en revanche, les puissances occidentales se mobilisaient pour venir en aide aux seules "minorités menacées" dans le nord de l’Irak. En août dernier, alors que les États-Unis bombardaient des positions de l’EI dans le nord de l’Irak, l’ASL stoppait une importante offensive des jihadistes pour reprendre Alep, sans que personne ne lui vienne en aide.

Faut-il en conclure que les chrétiens et Yézidis constituent les seules populations vulnérables dans les zones menacées par l’Etat islamique ? Faut-il donc être chrétien en Irak aujourd’hui pour mériter la compassion et le soutien de la communauté internationale ?

Faut-il croire que les minorités, chrétiens d’Orient en tête, seraient seules à incarner "nos valeurs" en cette hostile "terre d’islam" ?

Cessons d'ethniciser nos politiques envers le Moyen-Orient

La classe politique occidentale n’a de cesse de dénoncer le "confessionnalisme" qui ronge le Moyen-Orient. Mais sélectionner ceux qu’il convient de pleurer selon des lignes ethniques et religieuses, c’est contribuer à cette segmentation confessionnelle des sociétés syrienne et irakienne. C’est établir une hiérarchie entre ceux que la mort guette.

C’est accréditer l’idée selon laquelle les populations chrétiennes d’Orient, relevant, du simple fait de leur croyance, d’une communauté de valeurs qui nous les rendrait familières, seraient plus proches de nous que de leur pays d’origine. Cette idée se trouve renforcée par des politiques d’accueil de réfugiés spécifiquement dirigées vers la communauté chrétienne d’Irak.

Ce n’est pas en ethnicisant nos politiques étrangères envers le Moyen-Orient que nous endiguerons la fuite des minorités de la région. Les puissances occidentales, États-Unis et France notamment, se sont jusqu’à présent refusées à prendre pour argent comptant la propagande du régime syrien se présentant comme le seul rempart contre l’extrémisme religieux et le défenseur des minorités.

Face à l’incapacité de nos élites politiques à sortir d’une lecture du Moyen-Orient exclusivement construite par le "paradigme minoritaire", on est en droit de se demander combien de temps ce reste de lucidité pourra tenir.
Source : http://leplus.nouvelobs.com/contribution/1355031-kurdes-chretiens-d-irak-pour-sauver-les-minorites-face-a-l-ei-changeons-de-prisme.html

Voir également : Massoud Barzani ne veut pas de force militaire yézidie indépendante, ni de drapeau yézidi

Nord de l'Irak : d'après des témoignages, les peshmerga empêchent les déplacés arabes de revenir dans les territoires disputés et pillent les maisons des Assyro-Chaldéens

Nord de l'Irak : les visées territoriales des peshmerga suscitent la colère des Arabes sunnites

Barzan/Barzanke : les nationalistes kurdes craignent que les lourds soupçons de crimes de guerre n'entachent leur image

Barzan (Irak) : un Kurde de nationalité néerlandaise admet en off que les peshmerga ont procédé à des exécutions systématiques de prisonniers de guerre

Université de Kirkouk : tensions entre Kurdes et Arabes à l'occasion de la "journée du drapeau du Kurdistan"

Un peshmerga dans la ville de Makhmour : "Nous les tuerons [les Arabes] dès que les caméras ne seront plus là"

Diyala : des tribus arabes sunnites se retournent contre l'Etat islamique... et contre les peshmerga

Donatella Rovera (Amnesty International) : "Les Arabes ne sont plus autorisés à entrer dans les régions kurdes [d'Irak]"

Kirkouk : grave insécurité et vide administratif

Kirkouk : les déplacés arabes se plaignent de mauvais traitements de la part des Kurdes

Manifestation d'opposants assyriens et turkmènes à Erbil

Selon Matthew Barber, les peshmerga ont réprimé une manifestation de Yézidis dans le camp de Dohouk

Les chrétiens d'Irak : "Les Kurdes ne nous ont pas protégés, le gouvernement irakien ne nous a pas protégés"

Le problème kurde : le nettoyage ethnique dans le "Kurdistan" irakien

Irak : la persécution des Assyro-Chaldéens par les Kurdes

Les réfugiés turkmènes dans le Kurdistan irakien : "Nous ne voulons pas rester dans la région kurde parce que nous ne sommes pas bien traités par les Kurdes"

lundi 27 avril 2015

Le GRK demande au PKK de cesser sa guerre médiatique contre lui

KRG Asks PKK to Stop Media War against Kurdistan Region
A delegation from KRG will visit the KCK leadership in Qandil


Basnews  |  Karzan Sabah Hawrami
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22.04.2015  16:20

ERBIL

A delegation from the Kurdistan Region is planning to visit the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) base in Qandil, demanding an end to disputes in the media.


Nawroz TV, linked to the PKK, started a media war campaign against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in programmes 21st April, and called for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to be dismissed from the political process of the Kurdistan Region.

A KDP source stated that his party would not comment on the issue, other than to defend the significant political achievements of the KRG.

Kurdistan Communist Party official Abu Karwan told BasNews, “During the latest meeting between Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani and Kurdish political parties, all the Kurdish political parties agreed to prevent PKK interference in to KRG internal affairs”.

Abu Karwan also said, “A delegation from the Kurdistan Region is planning to visit the PKK leadership group in Qandil mountain and ask them to stop their media’s campaign against the KRG and political parties in Kurdistan region.”

Last week, media war broke out between PKK and Kurdistan Region political parties especially the KRG ruling party Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) over what they claim to be interference of PKK in to internal KRG affairs and PKK has rejected those accusations.
Source : http://www.basnews.com/en/news/2015/04/22/krg-asks-pkk-to-stop-media-war-against-kurdistan-region/

Voir également : Kurdistan irakien : plusieurs partis kurdes rejettent les ingérences du PKK et des milices chiites

Le bureau politique du PDK critique vertement Duran Kalkan (cadre dirigeant du PKK) pour ses remarques

Sinjar : les ingérences politiques du PKK provoquent des tensions avec les peshmerga

Shafik Chavshin (commandant peshmerga) : les YPG sont responsables de l'échec de l'opération dans le Sinjar

Les opérations dans le Sinjar suscitent des tensions internes chez les cadres du PKK-KCK

Violente campagne de dénigrement du PKK-YPG contre le PDK de Barzani

Un diplomate d'Assad affirme que le régime va continuer à fournir une aide logistique et financière au PYD

Assad regime says it will continue to provide weaponry, money to Kurds
MERVE AYDOĞAN
@mgulaydogan
ANKARA
Published April 20, 2015

According to recent statements by a top Syrian regime diplomat given to Rudaw – a northern Iraq based Kurdish media outlet – the Bashar Assad regime will continue to provide the Kurdish rebels belonging to the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria with military and financial support. Ali Haidar, the Syrian Reconciliation Minister, speaking to Rudaw said, "We have been providing all possible military assistance for the Kurdish forces in order to empower them against terror."

While the government of Turkey has devoted great effort to successfully finalizing the reconciliation process, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in late March compared Assad to other dictators and said he was no different from Hitler, Slobodan Miloševic or Saddam Hussein. However, the Syrian minister of the Assad regime in his statements said, "We [the Syrian regime] are still providing them with our support in order to defeat the terrorist organizations."

The PYD and its armed forces – the People's Protection Units (YPG) - are known as the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, which is on the terror list of many countries, including the U.S., EU and Turkey. But the leader of the PYD, Salih Muslim, said on Monday that his party is not part of the PKK. However, he admitted they have close ties with both the PKK and the Iraqi Kurdish Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). The PKK has been in a long war against Turkey with the aim of separating the southeast of Turkey in order to establish an independent Kurdistan that will contain Kurdish areas in Syria, Iraq and Iran. Turkey has started a reconciliation process by making investments in the area and presenting a democratization package.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Davutoğlu, as well as other authorities from the government, have repeatedly underlined that Turkey is against the Assad regime and other parties collaborating with it. The government continues to emphasize that the removal of the Assad regime is a necessity in an effort to fight the chaos in the region. In addition, Turkey has tightened security measures on two of its border gates with Syria in a bid to hamper any possible emergence of a security issue created by the Assad regime. According to intelligence received in Ankara, Assad aims to reciprocate Turkey's vigorous efforts in the coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) by creating chaos in Turkey ahead of the June elections. In this regard, the Syrian Reconciliation Minister Haidar's statements, which affirms that Damascus will continue to provide Kurdish rebels in Syrian Kurdistan with military and financial support, confirms a coalition with the regime and the YPG that would also affect Turkey's reconciliation process with the Kurdish communities.

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu also said in early March that Assad is the cause of all the problems in Syria, and noted that the biggest support the terrorist organizations get is from the Syrian regime. He added, "It is not a realistic approach to think if Assad withdraws support from these terrorist organizations, it will ease things."

Violence has been rampant in Syria, first surfacing with the beginning of the civil war in 2011 and continuing with the rise of ISIS, which has taken control of parts of Syria and Iraq. The Assad regime, which has killed thousands of civilians in the war-torn country, is deemed by the government to be the main reason for the emergence and rise of ISIS in the region.
Source : http://www.dailysabah.com/diplomacy/2015/04/20/assad-regime-says-it-will-continue-to-provide-weaponry-money-to-kurds

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Francesco Desoli : "le PYD n’a pas hésité à utiliser tous les moyens à sa disposition pour éliminer ou marginaliser ses rivaux politiques"

Massoud Barzani (novembre 2013) : "le PYD essaie par la force des armes et en accord avec le régime syrien d'imposer un état de fait"

L'incommensurable hypocrisie de la "journée pour Kobanê"

Syrie : les manipulations de l'"expert" Frédéric Pichon

Plus de 250 Kurdes de la région kurde d'Irak sont morts au combat dans les rangs de l'EI

More Than 250 Kurdish Jihadists Killed Fighting For Islamic State
Since the start of the Syrian conflict some 500 Iraqi Kurds have joined IS militants


Basnews  |  Hoshmand Sadiq
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22.04.2015  15:25

ERBIL

A Kurdish official has revealed that more than 250 Kurdish militants fighting for Islamic State have been killed during the last few years in Iraq and Syria.


According to statistics given to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s Ministry Endowment and Religious Affairs by security agencies, since the beginning of the Syrian revolution around 500 Kurds from the Iraqi Kurdistan region have joined Islamic State (IS), and over half of them have been killed.

Mariwan Naqshbandi, spokesperson for the KRG’s Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs, revealed to BasNews, “Based on data we have received from the intelligence agencies of the KRG, 500 Kurdish youths from the region have joined IS so far. Over 250 of the jihadists have been killed in clashes with Peshmerga forces, and 50 more have left IS and returned to Kurdistan – they are currently under investigation by the security agencies of KRG.”

Naqshbandi continued, “100 of the Kurdish jihadists remain in Syrian, and the last 100 have returned to northern Iraq and are based in Mosul Province, ready to fight the Peshmerga and Iraqi security forces”.

According to the statistics, among the Kurdish Jihadists are people with different levels of education; from university students and clerks, to those with no education at all. Most of them are confirmed to have followed some sort of radical Islamic ideology.
Source : http://www.basnews.com/en/news/2015/04/22/more-than-250-kurdish-jihadists-killed-fighting-for-islamic-state/

Voir également : Au total, 500 Kurdes du Kurdistan irakien ont rejoint l'EI, dont trois mollah employés par l'administration kurde

Wassim Nasr : "on trouve même des Kurdes, notamment dans la ville d’Halabja, qui rejoignent les rangs des djihadistes de l’Etat islamique"

Les Kurdes et l'EIIL

Allemagne : l'Etat islamique attire de jeunes Kurdes

Islamisme et vocations djihadistes chez les Kurdes

L'ancien gardien de but (kurde) du club d'Halabja est mort dans les rangs de l'EI

Syrie : un Kurde de Diyarbakır est mort au combat dans les rangs de l'Etat islamique

Irak-Syrie : trois jeunes Kurdes iraniens (originaires de Mahabad) tués dans les rangs de l'EI

Kobanê : des Kurdes (irakiens et syriens) apportent une aide cruciale à l'EI

"Génocide" des Kurdes ? Abou Khattab al-Kurdi (un Kurde d'Halabja) commande l'offensive de l'EI sur Kobanê

Le frère du commandant Abou Khattab al-Kurdi (EI) était lui aussi djihadiste

Kurdistan irakien : plusieurs partis kurdes rejettent les ingérences du PKK et des milices chiites

Kurdish Parties Reject PKK and Shiite Militia Interventions
Kurdistan Region President Barzani meets with Kurdish political parties


Basnews  |  Hemin Salih
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21.04.2015  14:58

ERBIL

Kurdistan political parties have agreed to reject interventions from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Shiite militia groups into Kurdistan Region affairs.


On Monday April 20th in Erbil, Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani met with representatives from all Kurdistan political parties. They discussed the current situation in Kurdistan and Iraq, the ongoing conflict with Islamic State militants and the expected visit of Barzani to Washington in the coming weeks.

According to information obtained by BasNews, during the meeting the Kurdish parties agreed to reject the interventions of PKK in Kurdistan Region and the formation of Iraqi Shiite militias known as “Hashd al-Shaabi” in Kurdish areas located in the Article 140 disputed territories of northern Iraq.

The delgates presented a list of points and recommendations to Barzani for his visit to United States, at an as yet unspecified date.

“During the meeting with President Barzani, we all agreed that the Kurdistan Region has its own government and Parliament and we won’t allow any interventions or the creation of any force outside Peshmerga control,” Muhammad Hakim, the spokesman of Kurdistan Islamic Group (Komal) told BasNews on Tuesday.

Abdullah Wartie, spokesman for the Kurdistan Islamic Movement, told BasNews that all Kurdish parties agreed that if KRG have any problems with the PKK, they should be solved through peaceful dialogue, so as not to inflame any extra conflict in the region.

“We also agreed with the majority that we won’t allow the creation of Shiite militia groups in Kurdish areas,” added Wartie.
Source : http://www.basnews.com/en/news/2015/04/21/kurdish-parties-reject-pkk-and-shiite-militia-interventions/

Voir également : Le bureau politique du PDK critique vertement Duran Kalkan (cadre dirigeant du PKK) pour ses remarques

Sinjar : les ingérences politiques du PKK provoquent des tensions avec les peshmerga

Shafik Chavshin (commandant peshmerga) : les YPG sont responsables de l'échec de l'opération dans le Sinjar

Les opérations dans le Sinjar suscitent des tensions internes chez les cadres du PKK-KCK

Selon un parlementaire kurde irakien, les milices chiites sont plus dangereuses que l'EI

Kirkouk : hostilité des peshmerga au déploiement de forces chiites

Le GRK veut enquêter sur une vidéo censée montrer le meurtre sous la torture d'un officier peshmerga par une milice chiite

La nouvelle menace pour les peshmerga : les milices arabo-chiites

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Un officiel du PDK : les milices chiites "incendient les maisons des Kurdes et des Arabes sunnites"

Jalawla : rivalité entre peshmerga kurdes et milices chiites

Les autorités religieuses du Kurdistan irakien accusent les milices chiites de provocations dans la région de Garmiyan

Diyala : un commandant des peshmerga se plaint du problème posé par les milices chiites

Le Kurde Hoshyar Zebari (PDK) reproche au pouvoir arabo-chiite de Bagdad d'avoir soutenu à fonds perdus des milices chiites ultra-violentes

Le bureau politique du PDK critique vertement Duran Kalkan (cadre dirigeant du PKK) pour ses remarques

Iraqi Kurds lambast senior PKK member's dictatorship remark
SENA ALKAN
@senaalkan
ISTANBUL
Published April 17, 2015

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Politburo on Thursday slammed Duran Kalkan, a senior figure in the illegal PKK organization, which took up arms against the Turkish state in the 1980s to carve out a separate state in southeastern Turkey, for his accusation that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is a dictatorship. A written statement issued by the KDP urged Kalkan and the PKK organization not to go over the line and not to create a disturbance for the Kurdish people.

"With an enemy viewpoint, Duran Kalkan made an inconvenient statement and talked out of turn," read the KDP's press release, describing Kalkan's statement as words that can only be spoken by an enemy of Kurds.

"Someone who is not able to say a word in Kurdish and whose nationality is unknown, has no right to talk about our future and the regime on Kurdish soil. Who is Kalkan and with what rights can he speak about the Kurdish people's future?" quoted the statement lambasting Kalkan's remarks, pointing out that Kalkan is not Kurdish and is not able to speak Kurdish despite all the years he spent as a senior PKK figure.

In an interview published on Kurdish media outler MED NÛÇE, Kalkan said, "Southern Kurdistan cannot be under a central dictatorship." Asserting that there is a security issue in Sinjar, Kalkan said Sinjar needs its own administration, with his remarks causing huge frustration in the KRG administration. "We are attempting to do it, they said 'you are trying to split the administration, you want to be separated from Kurdistan.' No, it is not like that," added Kalkan.

"Kurdistan cannot be central. Southern Kurdistan can never be central. The KDP and the YNK [Patriotic Kurdistan Union] agreed and established the current [administrative] system. And they still insist on [the current system], especially the KDP," added Kalkan.

The statement by the KDP also attacked Kalkan's accusation by saying that the PKK pushed too much to make itself accepted in the KRG region, adding that there is no freedom, political activities or freedom of speech where the PKK has authority. "How can a person [Kalkan] who makes people afraid of dictatorships, violence and pressure speak about freedom?," asked the statement.

The statement also portrayed Kalkan's remarks as malicous against the south and continued by saying: "Those who share the same opinion as him [Kalkan] seek to create a disturbance, while they have nothing good in the north. Kalkan should know that southern Kurdistan is not an easy catch."

The KRG President, Masoud Barzani, also criticized Kalkan's remarks on Thursday by calling on the Kurdish people to not allow those kinds of groups to exist in Kurdistan, and he described those groups as elements purporting to commit treason and cause a civil war within the country.

Asserting that what Kalkan has created is a new way to create hostility toward the KRG, Barzani underscored that the primary objective of these remarks is to create a dual state administration in the KRG area, and it is a betrayal of the nation and its people.

"It is a plan to take over the life of Kurds," said the Iraqi Kurdistan president, adding that Kalkan's remarks are a serious threat to the country.


Also, Barzani urged the Kurdish people not to give PKK-like groups recognition, since it will give them the opportunity to cause conflict within the country.


Duran Kalkan is a member of the executive council of the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), which is an umbrella organization for the outlawed PKK. The U.S., EU and Turkey list the PKK as a terrorist organization, and it has been responsible for dozens of deadly attacks in eastern Turkey for decades.
Source : http://www.dailysabah.com/politics/2015/04/17/iraqi-kurds-lambast-senior-pkk-members-dictatorship-remark

Voir également : Selon un commandant peshmerga (d'obédience yézidie), le PKK doit se retirer du Kurdistan irakien pour éviter une guerre civile

Sinjar : les ingérences politiques du PKK provoquent des tensions avec les peshmerga

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Un parlementaire appelle à la fermeture des raffineries de pétrole illégales dans le Kurdistan irakien

Calls for KRG to Close Down illegal Oil Refineries
If the minister does not respond, I will sue him, warns Kurdish MP


Basnews  |  Biryar Koyi
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15.04.2015  16:15

ERBIL

Kurdish member of the energy and natural resources committee in the Kurdistan Region Parliament has sent a letter to the Kurdistan Region’s Minister of Natural Resources Ashti Hawrami, asking him to close down the illegal oil refineries in the region.


In his letter, which a copy of it have been obtained by BasNews, MP Ali Halo claims that there are number of illegal oil refineries near Duhok and Zakho in the north of Kurdistan Region which can affect the health of the residents in the area and the environment as the refineries are not built and run according to the standards.

MP Halo raises questions in his letter asking why the ministry has not closed down the refineries so far and whether they have any plans to shut them or not, “I am seeking an answer.”

Halo has declared that if the minister does not respond, “He will sue him as it is the second time he is sending a letter to the minister, regarding this matter”.

Despite the side effects of the non-standard and illegal oil refineries, experts believed to have negative impacts on the economy of Kurdistan Region as they are not fully committed to the laws and instructions of the government.
Source : http://www.basnews.com/en/economy/2015/04/15/calls-for-krg-to-close-down-illegal-oil-refineries/

Voir également : Des centaines de raffineries de pétrole illégales au Kurdistan irakien

Kurdistan irakien : un rapport accuse des officiels kurdes (PDK, UPK, peshmerga) d'être impliqués dans des trafics avec l'EI

Kurdistan irakien : des dirigeants du PDK et de l'UPK accusés d'avoir commercé avec l'EI (pétrole, gaz, véhicules)

Nord de l'Irak : des Kurdes arrêtés pour participation à la contrebande de pétrole de l'EI

Gouvernement régional du Kurdistan : la police arrête des fonctionnaires du ministère des peshmerga suspectés d'être impliqués dans la contrebande de pétrole de l'EI

Le Kurdistan irakien est la principale voie d'acheminement du pétrole de l'EI vers la Turquie et l'Iran

Le Kurdistan irakien serait mêlé à la contrebande de pétrole organisée par l'Etat islamique

mercredi 15 avril 2015

Selon un journaliste kurde, les YPG sont responsables de l'attentat d'Hassaka lors du Newroz

Kurdish journalist: YPG ‘responsible’ for Nowruz bombing

April 9, 2015

On March 20, two car bomb explosions at a Kurdish ‘Nowruz’ new year’s celebration in the city of Al-Hasakah killed at least 37 civilians and wounded dozens of others, reported Syrian state news.


Various news agencies, including SANA and the London-based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, blamed the Islamic State for the attack on the provincial capital, currently ruled by both regime forces and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units [YPG].

The Islamic State (IS) did not claim responsibility for attack and does not have a presence in the city, says Bafi Shayar, a Kurdish journalist who works with the pro-opposition Al-Hasakah Today News Network.

Regardless of who planned and executed the bombing, “the YPG is still responsible because it was not able to protect the gathering,” Shayar tells Syria Direct’s Ghardinia Ashour.

Q: Was the Islamic State really behind the explosion?

There hasn’t been an official statement from IS about the explosion. Only activists who are outside the country say that. They hear [that IS is responsible] and circulate the news, just like they’ve circulated false news about the number of victims and wounded.

Q: Who is to blame?

The people have accused the YPG and, even if the group didn’t commit the act, the YPG is still responsible because it was not able to protect the gathering. The YPG knew when and where the celebration would occur and they gave assurances that the neighborhood was safe.

Q: In your opinion, who is the more likely culprit: IS or the YPG?

The attack targeted supporters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which is known for being close to Barzani’s government [Iraqi Kurdistan] and considers the YPG an enemy.

At the same time as the explosion, there was also a meeting of YPG members.  The thinking on the streets is: why wasn’t the YPG targeted, knowing that one was a meeting of YPG enemies and the other a meeting of YPG members?


Q: Is there any IS presence Al-Hasakah city?

There is absolutely no IS presence in the city, but the group is present 10 km away in the south, 40 km in the west, and 50 km in the east. The al-Mufti neighborhood [where the bombing took place] is northeast of the city center.

The areas surrounding al-Mufti have very large barricades manned by the YPG and pro-regime militias.

The square in al-Mufti is widely known, with a heavy security presence and no history of explosions.

Q: Is there a connection between Nowruz and the killing? What does Nowruz represent? Is it a Persian New Year’s holiday or a national holiday?

The people of Al-Hasakah have grown accustomed to Nowruz, but at the same time Arabs and other sects largely ignore Nowruz and their participation in the holiday is limited.

In celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year, the Kurds trace their origins back to Persia and what they call Kurdistan, which [they believe] stretches from northwest Iran to central Asia.

Kurds escaped fighting in these areas and moved to Syria, Iraq, and Turkey.

Q: It is said that the bombing was meant to portray the Kurds as victims and turn attention away from the YPG’s burning of villages and displacement of locals.

Yes, that’s true. Even Kurds say that and many of the victims were Kurds.

Q: Do you think the explosion was meant to convince people that they are being targeted and to justify the PYD’s [the political arm of the YPG] actions?

Exactly, the incident and its circumstances resemble something that the regime would do; everything they say is a lie. The locals don’t trust a thing that the PYD says. [Pro-Kurdish and pro-regime] news channels falsify news and lie about the revolution and opposition.

The regime is the biggest supporter of the YPG and has supplied them with artillery and heavy weapons, in addition to giving them air support and militias.

The YPG, with US-led coalition air support, has pushed IS from various regions [in Al-Hasakah]. After IS is expelled and mines [placed in the town by IS] are removed, the YPG surrenders these areas to the regime, as it did in Tel Hamees. Afterwards, schools reopened and security forces and militias return to the town.

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Source : http://syriadirect.org/main/36-interviews/1974-kurdish-journalist-ypg-responsible-for-nowruz-bombing

Ayn al-Arab/Kobané : le PYD recrute encore une mineure contre la volonté de ses parents

ʿAyn al‑ʿArab: PYD recruits another minor against parents’ will

KURDWATCH, April 13, 2015—On April 3, 2015, employees of the Asayiş, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), recruited sixteen-year-old Dilbar Ahmad Haji (b. 1999 in ʿAyn al‑ʿArab) in ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî). The girl’s father told KurdWatch: »When we demanded her return from the Asayiş, my wife was beaten, called an honorless traitor, and then thrown out«. According to the Asayiş, Dilbar Haji decided on her own to perform military service and is staying at a camp run by the PYD’s Women’s Defense Units (YPJ).
Source : http://www.kurdwatch.org/?aid=3402&z=en&cure=1029

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Al-Malikiyah : le PYD empêche des cadres du Conseil national kurde de se rendre dans le Kurdistan irakien

Al-Malikiyah: PYD prevents leading members of the Kurdish National Council from leaving the country

KURDWATCH, April 11, 2015—On April 8, 2015, employees of the Asayiş, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), prevented the chairman of the Kurdish National Council, Tahir Sifuk, and his deputy, Niʿmat Dawud, from crossing into Iraqi-Kurdistan at the Faysh Khabur border crossing, east of al‑Malikiyah (Dêrik).
Source : http://www.kurdwatch.org/?aid=3400&z=en&cure=1029

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Cyber cafés de Ras al-Ayn : le PYD enrôle de force des jeunes

Raʾs al-ʿAyn: PYD forcibly recruits young men at internet cafés

KURDWATCH, April 10, 2015—On April 4, 2015, employees of the Asayiş, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), stormed internet cafés and coffee houses in Raʾs al‑ʿAyn (Serê Kaniyê) and forcibly recruited numerous young men. Outraged relatives demanded in vain that the Asayiş release their sons. Exact information about the number of people kidnapped is not available.
Source : http://www.kurdwatch.org/?aid=3399&z=en&cure=1029

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Déclaration de 125 personnalités kurdes condamnant l'enrôlement de mineurs par le PYD-YPG

Mustafa Osso (Conseil national kurde) dénonce l'enrôlement forcé de centaines de jeunes Kurdes (et non-Kurdes) dans les YPG

Kobanê : des Kurdes réfugiés à Suruç (Turquie) critiquent le PKK-PYD

Amudah : nouvelle manifestation contre le recrutement de mineurs par les YPG, menaces des YPG contre la mère d'Hamrin Husain

Qamishli : la police politique du PYD (Asayish) attaque une manifestation contre l'enrôlement forcé dans les YPG

Ad-Darbasiyah : de jeunes hommes sont enrôlés de force par le PYD

Ad-Darbasiyah : la police politique du PYD (Asayish) abat un "conscrit" qui s'était évadé d'une prison

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La Turquie d'Erdogan livre 15 pickups aux peshmerga irakiens

Turkey Donates 15 Trucks to Peshmerga Forces
Ankara delivers 15 pickups to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State


Basnews
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14.04.2015  11:14

ERBIL

Turkey delivered 15 pickup trucks to Kurdish Peshmerga forces on Monday, as support in the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants.


“We would like to thank Turkey for the military and humanitarian aid it has provided to the Peshmerga since the start of their fight against the militant group (IS),” Brigadier Hikmet Omer said during the ceremony marking the delivery at Bahirka Military Camp in Erbil.

According to the Turkish Anadolu Agency, the Turkish Consul General in Erbil, Mehmet Akif Inam attended the ceremony where fifteen 2015 Toyota 4×4 pickup trucks were delivered to the Kurdish government.

In addition to the military equipment sent to the Iraqi army and Peshmerga forces, Turkey has also been providing humanitarian aid to the region since the onset of clashes against IS in June 2014.

The Turkish aid has so far included two modern tent camps to accommodate 40,000 refugees in Dohuk and over 760 truckloads of food, medical equipment, tents and blankets.
Source : http://www.basnews.com/en/news/2015/04/14/turkey-donates-15-trucks-to-peshmerga-forces/

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Sinjar : les YPG veulent forcer les Yézidis à apprendre le dialecte kurde sous la forme de l'alphabet latin

YPG Teaches Yazidis Romanised Kurdish
The schools are illegitimate, Says Sinjar Mayor


Basnews  |  Karzan Sabah Hawrami
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13.04.2015  12:17

SINJAR

The People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters are teaching displaced Kurdish Yazidi students from Sinjar, now settled on Mount Sinjar, in Romanised (Latin alphabet) Kurdish and not the Kurdish – Arabic alphabet.


Kurdish Yazidi activist Muhanad Sinjari told BasNews, “YPG fighters have established schools on the mountain where students are obliged to study in Romanised Kurdish.”

The Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Education has previously condemned the action because it is contrary to the official syllabus.


BasNews has learned that 6 schools have been established on Mount Sinjar where students must study in Romanised Kurdish.

The head of Nineveh Council Bashar Kiki has said, “Sinjar is an Iraqi town and it must adhere to Iraqi and Kurdistan Region rules.”

The Mayor of Sinjarm Maisar Haji, has also declared these schools illegitimate, and not officially recognised.


After Islamic State (IS) militants attacked Sinjar in August 2014, the YPG attempted to establish Sinjar Canton on Mount Sinjar where more than 400 displaced Yazidi families are living.

Students in the Kurdistan Region study a Kurdish curriculum written in Arabic script while the Romanised script is more popular in Turkish Kurdistan.
Source : http://www.basnews.com/en/news/2015/04/13/ypg-teaches-yazidis-romanised-kurdish/

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Massoud Barzani ne veut pas de force militaire yézidie indépendante, ni de drapeau yézidi

"Kurdistan president: No independent Yazidi unit nor flag will be accepted
Posted on April 9, 2015 by Editorial Staff in Yazidis

ERBIL-Hewler, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— Kurdistan region president, Massoud Barzani, has taken a stand in a public statement on the recent arrest of the Yazidi HPS Supreme Commander Haydar Shesho.

Meanwhile, the situation seems to heat up as Haydar Shesho´s relatives claim that the commander is still being held captive despite an agreement on his release that was reached Wednesday between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).

Barzani stated that the Kurdish government was neither willing to accept another flag than the Kurdish one nor it was poised to tolerate a resistance unit that was not fighting under the Ministry of Peshmerga. By its own account, the Ministry of Peshmerga offered all armed units in Shingal (Sinjar) to ascribe to its command, which was rejected by Haydar Shesho. Shesho had explained months before that he was ready to affiliate his unit to the Peshmerga but was not willing to give up his unit´s label or its flag.

Barzani, however, accuses the HPS of implementing an ‘agenda’ by having its own flag and force, pursuing other goals than the Kurdish government and thus operating independently from it. And yet Shesho repeatedly stated that his unit was defending Kurdistan too but was not going to submit to KDP party militias that had abandoned Yazidis.

The HPS flag has become a particular symbol for many Yazidis since it embodies their resistance against the Islamic State armed group (IS) when around 10,000 KDP affiliated Peshmerga of the Kurdish government fled Shingal region and abandoned Yazidis to their fate when IS launched its offensive. The Yazidis have lost their faith in Peshmerga troops that were supposed to protect them. On the other hand, the Kurdish government proceeds against Yazidi demonstrators, activists and HPS resistance fighters for weeks now, with the result that over 130 Yazidis have been arrested so far.

HPS operatives accuse the government of using the arrests to put them and Shesho under pressure. An agreement between the ruling KDP and PUK that was reached Wednesday was supposed to set Shesho free ."

Source : http://ekurd.net/kurdistan-president-no-independent-yazidi-unit-nor-flag-will-be-accepted-2015-04-09

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Kurds Cracks Down On Yazidi Military Leaders Who Seek Help From Iran
By Alessandria Masi @alessandriamasi a.masi@ibtimes.com on April 07 2015 4:21 PM EDT

The Kurdish Regional Government arrested a Yazidi militia leader on Monday on charges of seeking weapons from Iranian-backed Shiite forces, highlighting a rift among some of the forces allied to fight the Islamic State group in northern Iraq. Haider Shesho was arrested while visiting family on Monday, according to the Telegraph.

While the Kurdish autonomous government, the Yazidis and Iran are all united against the Islamic State group militants, they are divided on their attitude toward the U.S.-backed Baghdad government, preventing them from working together directly. The Kurds, who have been persecuted by the Iranian government, are wary of their ally's involvement with Tehran.

Militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, overtook Mount Sinjar in Iraq last summer, threatening tens of thousands of people from the Yazidi minority who had fled there with mass murder, and killing thousands. Yazidi paramilitary units were coordinated through the Kurdish forces known as peshmerga, who are allied with the Iraqi government -- but during the Sinjar siege, the Yazidis' Kurdish protectors were nowhere to be found.

Fearing that Yazidis would be left unprotected again in the face of ISIS, which wants to wipe them out as heretics, Yazidi commander Qassem Shesho -- Haider’s uncle -- formed the Sinjar Defense Unit (HPS) so that Yazidis would no longer have to rely on others for protection against enemies. "We need a complete Yazidi army, with weapons, Hummers and training... Without these measures, people will not return," Qassim Shesho told the Kurdish Rudaw News Agency in early March. He said his people, sometimes called Yezidis, could not rely on Kurds or on the Iraqi government, which he alleged had helped ISIS. "We cannot trust Arabs anymore ... they helped Daesh [ISIS], killed Yezidis and took our women and children," he said.

Earlier this month, some Yazidis voiced their desire to have an independent military, something the Kurdish authorities will not allow. In its early stages HPS  attracted some wealthy people from the Yazidi diaspora to come back and finance the fight, as well as a few dozen foreign fighters. The group received some weapons and reinforcements from the peshmerga, but it was not enough to continue fighting ISIS, and the Yazidis said they were forced to look for other sources.

One such alternative was reportedly the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Units, a coalition of mostly Shiite militia fighters battling ISIS in Iraq and sometimes coordinating with the Iraqi army.

“People say the [Popular Mobilization Units] is like [ISIS], like the terrorists,” an HBS spokesman told the Telegraph, adding that the Kurdish government was questioning Haider Shesho about his involvement with the Shiite militias. “They want to ask Haider why he is going to these people to get money.”

Shiite militias number in the tens of thousands in Iraq, are largely funded by Iran and do not answer to the Iraqi government. They have also been accused of various sectarian-motivated crimes against Sunnis. 

The Yazidis are a small group with roots in the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism who believe in a mystical interpretation of the Quran and, like the Kurds, are not Arabs. Historically, the minority had identified itself as a member of the Iraqi Kurdish community, but this changed when ISIS invaded Sinjar in August.

“When they’re protected by the Kurds and there’s a sense of loyalty, they’re going to closely identify with the Kurds,” David Phillips, director of Columbia University’s Program on Peace-building and Rights and a senior adviser to the U.S. State Department during the past three administrations, recently told International Business Times. He added that “because they felt abandoned by the peshmerga, they’re much less likely to identify themselves with the Iraqi Kurds.”
Source : http://www.ibtimes.com/kurds-cracks-down-yazidi-military-leaders-who-seek-help-iran-1872895

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Irak : les autorités kurdes arrêtent un activiste yézidi pour des propos tenus sur Facebook

Published On: Sun, Apr 5th, 2015
News | By Admin 3
Kurdish authorities arrest Ezidi activist following Facebook criticism


Duhok, Kurdistan Region – The Ezidi actvist Kheri Ali Ibrahim was yesterday arrested by Kurdish security  forces of the KRG in northern Iraq after he criticized the local authorities on Facebook. Ibrahim is a member of the “Initiative for Ezidis around the world” which predominantly takes care of refugees.

The initiative that also includes the Ezidi human rights actvist Nareen Shamo has repeatedly voiced public criticism regarding Kurdish authorities´ approach to dealing with Ezidis and stated that Ibrahim´s arrest was carried out for political reasons.

On 4th of April security forces arrested Ibrahim in the refugee camp Alqadia in Zakho and subsequently took him into custody in Semel. The initiative demands Ibrahim´s immediate release, accusing Kurdish authorities of violating basic human rights. Kurdish authorities have not commented on that issue yet.

Tensions between Ezidis and the Kurdish authorities are noticeably increasing after authorities prohibited demonstrators to wave the flags of Ezidi resistance forces that have been fighting ISIS from the beginning of August 3. Shingal´s Protection Unit HPS has taken a stand on the flag controversy and called upon Ezidis to insist on their right.

ezidiPress
Source : http://ezidipress.com/en/kurdish-authorities-arrest-ezidi-actvist-following-facebook-criticism/

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Kurdistan
Kurdish mother of Peshmerga executioner: ‘I disown him’

By Nawzad Mahmoud 1/4/2015

SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – “I disown him,” a Kurdish mother in a Sulaimani neighborhood utters, as she remembers the crime committed by her son: in an ISIS video, Shwan Bakhtiyar points a handgun at the head of a captive Peshmerga, killing him execution style.

“Shalaw never talked about religion before, how could I tell that he had joined Daesh?” she bemoans, referring to her son by his nickname and ISIS by its Arabic acronym.

The mother, who does not want to give her name out of shame and insists on being identified only by the initials SM, says she cannot hold her head high anymore: all around her in the Kurdistan Region men and women are either joining the Peshmerga or praying for their success in the war with ISIS.

S.M. says her son was a quiet sort, and that his friends were the same: “When his friends visited at home, they did not talk to anyone either.”

Shwan’s sister says she shares in her mother’s shame, unable to face school any longer.

“How can I go to school now, what would people think about me?” She says her brother was not very conservative at home, never interfering in how she dressed. “He was very busy on the internet when he was at home.”

Last September, Shwan left his home and did not return. “We thought he went to Saudi Arabia to study, because he stopped going to the school here,” his mother says.

It was only after watching the ISIS video uploaded on the Internet more than a week ago,   showing her son shoot a captive Peshmerga -- in a yellow jumpsuit and on the ground -- that she and the family were shocked to learn that Shwan had joined the Sunni Muslim extremists.

“I disown him, he is not my son,” his mother cries.

Shwan’s brother Muhammad is a volunteer Peshmerga, making the siblings enemies in a war that has killed well over 1,000 Kurdish soldiers, most in clashes.

Shwan was a fourth year student in the Institute of Islamic Sciences in Sulaimani. One of his teachers says that Bakhtiyar stopped going to school for religious reasons.

Kemal Abubakir, a teacher at the Shafii Institute for Islamic Sciences in Sulaimani, remembers Shwan as a calm and quiet person: “He was not abnormal in any notable way; he was not a very good student.”

The former teacher says Shwan would wear his hair long, which was against school regulations. “But he refused to cut his hair and said it was recommended by religion. We told him that he should leave the school if he chose to break the regulations. He decided to keep his hair,” Abubakir says.

ISIS numbers have been reportedly swelling with recruits from around the world, including some from Kurdistan. It is not clear how many from the Islamic Institutes in Kurdistan have joined ISIS.


“This is the duty of the security agencies to investigate and reveal that information,” says Abubakir.  “The Islamic political parties active in the political process in Kurdistan deny that they encourage people to join ISIS, but I am sure that there are individuals in those parties who do just that,” he adds.

“According to the information I have, 500 Kurdish youth have joined ISIS,” says Mariwan Naqishbandi, former media director at the Ministry of Endowment. “Eighty-five percent had studied in either public or private religious institutes or Islamic colleges at one stage of their lives,” he says.

Naqishbandi adds that 7,500 students in Kurdistan are studying at religious institutes, 2,000 of them females. “The mullahs do not support ISIS, so it is the preachers who encourage people to join ISIS. This is why ISIS has been attacking the mullahs of Kurdistan for a while now.”
Source : http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/010420152

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PYD Security Forces Arrest Kurdish Politician in Afrin

April 4, 2015 | Tags: facts

AFRIN

On Friday night security forces from the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the main Kurdish party in Syrian Kurdish, arrested a rival Kurdish politician in Afrin.


The Kurdistan Democratic Party in Syria (KDP-S) office in Afrin, a Kurdish town in Aleppo Province, northern Syria, said in a statement that one of their leaders had been arrested at his home by PYD security forces.

“On Friday night, senior party member Haval Edan Jamel, in his home village near Afrin, was arrested. His whereabouts remain unknown,”
said the KDP-S statement.

The KDP-S, the main Syrian Kurdistan rival to the PYD, have called on the security forces to release Jamel as soon as possible, along with a number of other members who have been arrested by PYD security forces.

KDP-S holds the PYD responsible for the well-being of their members and is asking international human rights organisations to put pressure on the PYD to free their members.

KDP-S and other Kurdish Syrian political parties have accused the PYD of violating human rights in the region on a number of occasions.

Source: Bas News
PYD Security Forces Arrest Kurdish Politician in Afrin
Source : http://www.newsfacts.net/pyd-security-forces-arrest-kurdish-politician-in-afrin/

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"Syria Direct: News update 4-1-15 (...)

Kurds in Al-Hasakah round up young men for military service, again


A series of arrests by the Kurdish Asayish of Hasakah targeting youth wanted for mandatory military service is part of a campaign ongoing for at least the past four months, a local citizen journalist told Syria Direct Wednesday.

The arrests in Ras al-Ain on Tuesday targeted more than 40 young men in addition to a number of children under 18, a matter that has already met with “a number of protests from the locals,” said Abu Umr al-Haskawi, the alias of a citizen journalist in Ras al-Ain.

The young men were informed more than two months ago that they needed to join Kurdish fighting forces but did not respond, an Asayish official was quoted by pro-Kurdish ARA News as saying.

The Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) passed a mandatory military service law last July stipulating the enlistment of one young man—between the ages of 18 and 30—per family into Kurdish military units for a period of six months, reported pro-opposition All4Syria.

Last October, Kurdish police forces loyal to the PYD (known as Asayish) rounded up hundreds of young men across the far northeastern province of Al-Hasakah, including Kurds, Arabs, Syriac Christians, Armenians and Yazidis, for military training in accordance with the new law."

Source : http://syriadirect.org/rss/1952-syria-direct-news-update-4-1-15

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