Assad arms Kurdish PYD with missiles- report

A report by the Turkish gendarme has claimed that the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria has given the Kurdish armed group PYD 220 missiles as a return for their loyalty.

Assad arms Kurdish PYD with missiles- report

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s Office of the General Commander of the Gendarme has revealed a report stating that the armed wing of the Kurdish separatist movement in Syria, the PYD, has been given 200 missiles from the Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad.

According to Turkey’s Bugun newspaper, PYD commander Sahin Cilo, otherwise known as Ferhat Abdi Sahin, has moved his camp from the Derik district to the Amude district. Approximately 3000 PKK fighters from Turkey later arrived in the border town of Rasulayn, which is just opposite the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, as reinforcements. It is believed that there are now 3,800 PKK fighters located in Rasulayn, along with 6,300 fighters from the PYD.

The report says that Syrian leader Assad also armed the PYD with five Russian-made tanks and ten howitzers, which were sent to the Deyr ez-Zor district. At the same time, ammunition was sent via plane to the town of Qamishli. The report states that many Russian planes landed in Qamishli under the directorship of Bashar al-Assad, who organized the delivery of 220 thermo-sensitive ground-to-air missiles, describing their presence in the hands of the PKK as a ‘serious threat.’

Assad has also sent Adnan Jamil Hairbek, one of his loyal commanders, to Rasulayn in order to organize and plan attacks against the Free Syrian Army alongside Ferhat Abdi Sahin, the report claims.

Earlier today, the head of the PYD movement, Salih Muslim, responded to criticism after declaring the 'temporary autonomy' of Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan).

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