Peshmerga and YBS clashes: Kurdish civil war?

Friday, 3 March, 2017 - 17:00

Osman Baydamir, the spokesperson for the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) says a “civil war” between the Kurds is “treason”, and calls for it to stop, in reference to the clashes that erupted between the Kurdish Rojava Peshmerga forces with the Shingal Protections Units (YBS) in Shingal Region on Friday morning.

“Civil war is not acceptable,” Bayadamir posted in a tweet. “Civil war is  treason for the Kurds. Civil war has to stop.”

The clashes erupted briefly this morning, resulting in a number of casualties from both sides. 

Both sides have now confirmed that the clashes have stopped, but the situation remains fluid.

Source: Rudaw.