ERBIL — Security forces affiliated to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have stepped up their pressure on the families of Peshmerga forces, leaving them with two options only, one of which is to leave Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan).
In the past few days, PYD-affiliated forces have overrun the houses in Amude district to warn the residents of the membership of their children in the Roj Peshmerga forces, urging them to either convince the Peshmerga members to return or the families must leave Rojava, a source told BasNews.
Their properties are also said to have been confiscated, according to the source who wished not to be identified.
Roj Peshmerga forces, numbering more than 6,000 Syrian Kurdish fighters, have been established, equipped and trained jointly by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the United States. Their return to Rojava has ever since been a controversial topic to which PYD is fiercely opposing.