The opposition Local Council of Aleppo says that the Kurdish police arrested its chair, Britta Haji Hassan, on Thursday.
The Council said the detention was near the Kurdish canton of Afrin, northwest of Aleppo city. It called for Hassan’s immediate release, with an apology and explanation. The YPG and Syria’s rebels have battled in the last three months in northern Aleppo Province. In the latest incident, almost 50 Free Syrian Army fighters were killed when an ammunition truck exploded in their assault on the town of Tal Rifaat, taken by the YPG in February.