Revolutionary Youth Movement (close to PYD) organized a campaign to support and assist shop owners in Qamishli who refused to bow to the decisions of the Baathist regime that forces all shop owners to paint their stores with Syrian national flag. This before happened in Hasakah city.
PERTHES : Welches Ziel verfolgt Assad? / Von Andreas Schwarzkopf und Timur Tinç – FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU
… am Ende weiß sogar immer Herr Perthes mehr: und zweifelt gar am Regime (wie früher nie) (MESOP)
Das Marionettentheater von Damaskus, auch bekannt als Syriens Parlament.In Syrien tobt seit drei Jahren ein blutiger Bürgerkrieg. Politikwissenschaftler Volker Perthes spricht im FR-Interview über die Ziele von Diktator Baschar al-Assad, die Zersplitterung des Landes und mögliche Lösungen des Konflikts.
14 Arab detainees released by YPG in Tel Brak after investigation – ANHA.
YPG released 14 prisoners Sunday, 20 April 2014 12:14 hawarnews E-mail Print PDF QAMIŞLO – The YPG (People’s Defense Units) released 14 prisoners detained in Til Berek after completing the investigation. Diplomacy Committe of Movement of the Democratic Society, or TEV-DEM, National Committee of Cizîre Citizens, Şêx Hesen al-Miselêt, Ekrem Mehşûş and Mihemed al-Hesawî were there as observers when the YPG released the prisoners. (lg) ANHA This is the second time YPG releases Arab prisoners after complaints by pro-ISIS activists that YPG arrested Arab civilians in Tel Brak.
23-4-2014 – Zamanalwasl – Translation by Dani Murad – For the past 3 years, Syria’s revolution has continued to rage with significant changes in territorial control and areas of fighting, and amid the many reports of influence and control, regime’s intelligence leaked reports represent the most accurate information of regime’s losses.
23-04-2014 – ARA News – Qamishli, Syria– The Kurdish Assayish forces –security wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)– arrested on Monday Salih Jamil, member of the Central Committee of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDPS), and other members of the party near the border village of Karbalat while returning home from Iraqi Kurdistan.
23-04-2014 – Judi Aziz – ARA News – Qamishli, Syria– The Local Committee of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) in Sere Kaniye/Ras al-Ayn city in northeastern Syria elected Fatma al-Ali for the presidency of the KNC Local Committee, and Hassan Biro and Mohammed Haso as two executive members after holding elections with the presence of all the KNC bodies.
Accusations against PYD/Asayish by anti-PYD media
23-4-2014 (Van Wilgenburg – Transnational Middle East Observer) The Kurdish Assayish forces –security wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)– arrested on Monday Salih Jamil, member of the Central Committee of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDPS), and other members of the party near the border village of Karbalat while returning home from Iraqi Kurdistan. Speaking to ARA News hours after his release, Salih Jamil said that he was arrested together with 14 other members of his party (KDPS) by the Assayish forces while returning to the Syrian territories on Monday afternoon.
By Madeleine Mezagopian - neweasternpolitics – Madeleine Mezagopian – Academic Researcher, Adviser & Analyst – Conflict Resolution/Peace & Socioeconomic and Political Development
To detect the regional and global implications of the more than two years of violent developments in Syria warrants an accurate definition of these developments. Borrowing the classifications of conflicts by relevant scholars (Harbom, 2004; Stewart & Brow, 2007; Pettersson & Themner, 2009), a definition of the war in Syria can be formulated as follows:
I) Rather than showing an irreversible tilt in favour of the regime’s forces, the latest fighting seems to have consolidated territories held by each side. True, Mr Assad faces a less imminent threat to his strongholds, but he lacks the manpower to extend any of his gains very far. Syria remains in effect partitioned into zones held by the government and a patchwork of opponents. Short of far more potent intervention by outside forces, it is hard to see any early military resolution to the conflict,” writes the Economist.
Rebels withdraw, cite lack of manpower in Jeb al-Jandali -
Rebels withdrew from recently captured Jeb al-Jandali neighborhood east of Old Homs Tuesday due to “the lack of enough rebels to cover the space,” a pro-opposition activist told Syria Direct Tuesday. Rebels had captured Jeb al-Jandali Saturday in their first advance from Old Homs since Syrian government forces encircled the 13 neighborhoods in June 2012.