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Qamishli, Syria – In an official statement, the General Command of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) confirmed Friday that the Islamic State’s (IS/ISIS) attacks on social components of Rojava (Kurdish majority areas in Syria) is a “red line”.
The YPG’s General Command issued Friday a statement, of which ARA News received a copy, saying that Daesh (IS) terrorists are trying to attack minority groups in northern Syria “to compensate their losses before the YPG forces”.
“Our (YPG) forces are ready to deter any attacks against the social components in Rojava. Our units and allied forces will defend people of Rojava, whether Christians, Arabs or Kurds, against terrorists of IS,” the YPG’s leadership added.
The leadership demanded all the social components in the region to “value the sacrifices made by heroes of the YPG in the fight against IS”, and to support the YPG in preventing IS from depriving people of their civil rights.
Last week, militants of the Islamic State took control of the southern entrance to the city of Hasakah, northeastern Syria, which caused mass displacement among civilians.
Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh
Source: ARA News