Claims Kurds Take Over Ashrafiyeh Neighborhood in Aleppo

School with Kurdish flags – 7.8.2012

Allegedly the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) took over the Ashrafiyeh neighborhood in Aleppo and raised the Kurdish and the Syrian independence flag. I couldn’t find the news on Kurdish newswebsites yet, but some Facebook groups talked about it. I thought the PYD already controlled both Ashrafiyeh and Sheikh Maqsoud. Earlier before, the PYD and FSA protected a protest in this neighborhood. Although it seems that not all FSA-groups are fond of the Kurds, since allegedly a FSA-unit kidnapped a man for selling fruit to Kurds. But it could also be a criminal gang that calls itself FSA.

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