ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – The headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Syria (PDK-S) and Kurdish Union Party (Yekiti) in the city of Qamishlo were attacked and burned on Friday, revealed a Kurdistan24 reporter.
There was no immediate information provided regarding who the perpetrators were.
However, ENKS, an umbrella organization for the PDK-S and other parties opposed to the rule of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), blamed the local security forces of the Self-Administration.
In a separate statement, the PDK-S condemned the attack on their party buildings.
They also revealed another branch came under assault in the town of Darbasiyah, 60 kilometers (37 miles) west of Qamishlo on the border with Turkey.
Additionally, another PDK-S branch in the town of Derik (Malikiyah), near the border with the Kurdistan Region, was assaulted.
The attackers forced members out of the buildings, tore down, and burnt Kurdish flags, the party said.
Detention by local PYD authorities of at least 20 ENKS aligned parties followed on Saturday in the Cantons of Jazira, where Qamishlo is, and Afrin in northwestern Syria.
PDK-S held the PYD responsible for the attacks and accused it of “imposing an armed rule on the Kurdish people.”
Tensions in Rojava came shortly after clashes between a brigade of the Peshmerga forces and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) affiliates in the Ezidi town of Khanasor in Shingal (Sinjar), Kurdistan Region.
The Peshmerga brigade that clashed with the local PKK force, Shingal Resistance Units (YBS), is called the “Roj Peshmerga.”
Roj Peshmerga is the armed wing of the ENKS made up of Kurds from Syria.
The unit demands to cross into Rojava to join the fight against the Islamic State along the PYD’s People’s Protection Units (YPG).
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany