Kurdish village evacuated amid attacks by militants in Syria’s Hasakah

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria During the past few days, the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) has expelled many Kurdish families from the village of al-Wardiyah in Tell Brak sub district of Hasaka province, northeast Syria.

According to activists, the Kurdish civilians were forcibly displaced by IS militants on charges of supporting the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) –which has been in conflict for months against IS extremists in northern Syria.

“IS expels the Kurdish families and confiscates their private property claiming that these families oppose the group and support the YPG,” sources from the village told ARA News on the phone, under condition of anonymity.

The same sources pointed out that the displaced villagers of al-Wardiyah fled to the predominantly Kurdish city of Qamishlo (Qamishli), in northeast Syria.

The militant fighters of the IS reportedly executed dozens of young Kurdish men in the village of al- Wardiyah before expelling their families.

Meanwhile, fierce clashes broke out between the YPG forces and militants of the Islamic State on Thursday evening, during which several fighters from both sides were killed, and a number of civilians were injured, media activists reported.


Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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