Syria Kurds agreed over differences: official tells

29.5.2013 – Kurdpress – The Kurdish parties of Syria agreed on Monday over the disputes that threatened a conflict among them.

Speaking to Kurdpress news agency, al- Party political bureau member, Muhammad Ismaeil, said the Kurdish parties agreed in a Monday meeting in Qamishlo over differences.

“Fruitful results were achieved in Qamishlo. High Council of Syria Kurds, National Society Front and West Society parties are due to meet in Erbil and put an end to the disputes,” he said, adding that the parties agreed on forming a new joint Kurdish forces. The forces will have a different name and will not carry the name of People’s Defense Units (YPG), the military branch of Democratic Union Party (PYD), a side of the dispute among the Kurdish parties. It is worth mentioning that Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani ordered the closing of the region’s border with Syria after tensions between PYD, affiliated with Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Pro- Barzani party of al-Party.