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YPG commander killed in clashes with ISIS

9-1-2014 – Kurdpress  – A Kurdish commander of the People’s Defense Units (YPG), armed branch of pro- Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), killed in clashes with the extremist forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS), Hawar news said.

The commander, Nazal Khalil, was killed in clashes in Tel Barak, where the al- Qaeda affiliated group enjoys upper hand. The Kurds have been forced to leave the region. Khalil was injured in clashes on Tuesday and died on Wednesday, due to heavy injuries. The body of the Kurdish commander was buried in Hassaka, a Kurdish city in northern Syria. 

UN has not invited Kurds to Geneva II: Salih Muslim

9.1.2014 – Kurdpress – The United Nations (UN) has not invited the Syrian Kurds to the upcoming Geneva II conference yet, the co- Leader of the country’s pro- Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Salih Muslim said.

According to Firat news, Muslim said the UN has not made any decisions about the Syrian Kurds and has only sent invitations to those states that were planned to be invited to the conference that is to be held on January 22. Making an agreement in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, Syria Kurds National Council and Rojava People’s Council, two main bodies of the country’s Kurds, decided to attend in Geneva II under a delegation.