YPG announces three-day ceasefire in northern Syria

8.8.2013 – Kurdpress – The People’s Defense Units, the armed branch of Syrian pro- Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), announces a three-day cease-fire in the northern Kurdish region of Syria, Firat news said.

YPG said in its Wednesday statement that its forces will cease fire for three days in respect to the Islamic Eid al- Fitr. The armed Party said its forces will be on complete alert in the following three days and will be at defense position but will confront any possible attacks from al- Qaeda affiliated Jabhat al- Nusra front or any other armed groups.The Party’s commanders announced they have seized the control of two army tanks and captured 70 soldiers as they were fleeing opposition forces attacks and their seizure of an airbase in the north of the country.