Reader’s links on April 29 – 2016

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  1. SYRIA – PYD parades bodies of FSA fighters in Syria’s Afrin

    PYD terrorists repelled FSA forces in Afrin in northern Syria, according to local sources

    After killing Free Syrian Army (FSA) members in a clash in northern Syria, members of the PKK’s Syrian affiliate, the PYD, transported the dead bodies in an open top trailer.

    According to local sources and FSA commanders, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the clashes between the FSA and the PYD lasted for about 10 hours Wednesday in the Ayn-Dakna village in Tel Rifaat some 20 kms from the Turkish border.

    The sources said that the terrorist PYD group repelled the FSA and it brought about 50 dead bodies of FSA members to Afrin, which is close to Ayn-Dakna.

    A resident in Afrin told Anadolu Agency that the PYD transported the bodies in an open top trailer.

    The militants also reportedly posted the images on social media.

    The video footage purported to show PYD terrorists putting the bodies on an open top trailer, parading them in the streets of Afrin.

    The authenticity of the footage could not be independently verified.

    The sources said those FSA members who lost their lives in the clashes were citizens of Tel Rifaat. They added there was no Kurdish population in the region.

    The PYD already controls most of northern Syria — along the border with Turkey — and is preparing to declare a federal system, a PYD spokesman had said in March according to some media reports.

    However, Kurdish, Arab and Turkmen groups reject the federal system.

    http://www.yenisafak.com/en/world/pyd-parades-bodies-of-fsa-fighters-in-syrias-afrin-2458739

    Kurdish Leaders Condemn Display of Rebel Bodies in Afrin by SDF Fighters

    Senior Kurdish leaders and activists on Thursday condemned the parading of 40 to 50 rebel bodies in the Kurdish city of Efrin (Afrin) Thursday afternoon who were killed in a failed attack on positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Tal Rifaat town in the Aleppo province.

    According to the Jaysh Thuwaar, a member of the SDF, a coalition of rebel groups including Sultan Murad Brigade, the Grandsons of Saladin brigade, and Nusra, stopped their attack on the SDF and withdrew after at least 53 of them were killed, and hundreds of injured were sent to the hospitals in the city of Azaz.

    “Rebels launched an attack on Tal Rifaat yesterday. The attack failed because of the explosion of an ammunition truck. Over 40 fighters died,” Abdurahman Hark, a former spokesperson for the Islamic Army said on Twitter, who called the SDF fighters ‘pigs’.

    In the meantime, Kurdish leader and the co-chair of the Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM) Aldar Xelil said: “The show of bodies of the enemies in such a way in front of the civilians in the streets, as what happened in Efrin today, is disgusting and contrary to our values of humanity.”

    “We are not those who terrorize their enemies in such a shameful way. These ways are closer to the traditions of Daash [ISIS], the al-Baath-regime, or a military dictatorship. We feel very ashamed of it,” Xelil said.

    Also senior officials of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) condemned the incident.

    “What happened in Efrin cannot represent our principles and morals and we cannot slip into such a behavior, we have grown up with values,” Sharvan Darwish, a spokesperson of the Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement, emphasizing that the SDF is following ethics of international laws and values of humanity.

    Syrian Kurdish activists and journalists were shocked and condemned the event.

    Speaking to ARA News, Kurdish activist Nidal Hassan said: “At 14.00pm in the afternoon, Efrin saw the arrival of a truck with the bodies of opposition fighters that attacked SDF forces the last two days. The dead bodies were displayed in the streets of the city in a humiliating way to humanity.”

    “I think this is a big mistake, and what happened is not a reflection of Efrin and the culture of Kurds,” he added.

    The parade of killed Syrian rebel fighters comes after more than 85 civilians were killed by rebel attacks on the Kurdish neighbourhood of Sheikh Maqsoud in the city of Aleppo since 16 February. Meanwhile, attacks by rebel groups on the neighbourhood continue.

    http://kurdishquestion.com/article.php?aid=3150-kurdish-leaders-condemn-display-of-rebel-bodies-in-afrin-by-sdf-fighters

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