Attacks on Kurdish National Council in Syria: Security forces make arrests, Amude office attacked

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – A security source told North Press on Tuesday that the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) arrested a group that attacked Kurdish National Council in Syria (ENKS) headquarters on Sunday.

Unidentified people attacked ENKS’ office in Derbasiya, north of Hasakah, on Sunday, while other unknown attackers threw Molotov cocktails at the office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria, an ENKS member party, in Qamishli.

The security source did not provide details about the arrested group, and stated that investigations were ongoing in order to uncover circumstances of the incident.

Meanwhile, unknown attackers also set fire to the ENKS headquarters in the city of Amude.

Omar Sheikhmous, head of ENKS’ office in Amude, said in a statement on ENKS’ website, “I am sorry for such an incident to take place in a headquarters for an entity that works for the Kurdish cause.”

ENKS, founded in 2011, is an opposition bloc in the Autonomous Administration regions of North and East Syria, and also is a member of the Syrian opposition coalition. ENKS and the Kurdish National Unity Parties (PYNK) are currently engaged in political talks to unify the Kurdish ranks in Syria as part of an initiative that Mazloum Abdi, Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), launched last year.

Abdi tweeted on Tuesday that no one has the right to attack the offices of the ENKS or any other political party in northeast Syria.

Abdi added that the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) would follow up on the incidents accordingly.

Reporting by Hosheng Hassan