Barzani or­ders re­gion’s hos­pi­tals to treat wounded from Qamishlo

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s hos­pi­tals are on alert af­ter an or­der by Ma­soud Barzani for fa­cil­i­ties to be pre­pared to re­ceive peo­ple in­jured in clashes be­tween Kur­dish and regime forces across the bor­der in the Syr­ian-Kur­dish city of Qamishlo.

The Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s Pres­i­dency (KRP) re­leased a state­ment Fri­day (April 22) say­ing Barzani is­sued an or­der to hos­pi­tals in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion to take in peo­ple wounded in re­cent fight­ing in Qamisho.

“The Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s pres­i­dent charges all re­lated in­sti­tu­tions of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion to do what­ever nec­es­sary to as­sist and fa­cil­i­tate ways of re­ceiv­ing wounded peo­ple and pro­vid­ing all equip­ment for treat­ment,” the state­ment said.

NRT cor­re­spon­dent Nubar Is­mail said ca­su­al­ties have been re­ported, both killed and wounded, as clashes con­tinue be­tween forces loyal to Syr­ian Pres­i­dent Bashar al-As­sad and Syr­ian-Kur­dish Asay- ish of­fi­cers. At least 12 Asay­ish mem­bers were de­tained by gov­ern­ment forces and 90 gov­ern­ment forces were also ar­rested by the Syr­ian Kur­dish Asay­ish.

Qamishlo is mostly con­trolled by Kur­dish se­cu­rity forces who took over in 2011.

Syr­ian Kur­dish groups now con­trol wide ar­eas of north­ern Syria, re­ferred to by Kurds as Ro­java, where they have set up their own gov­ern­ment.

The Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights, a Bri­tish-based group track­ing the war, said fight­ing this week be­gan af­ter the Asay­ish stopped a car car­ry­ing an of­fi­cer of a mili­tia that op­er­ates un­der the con­trol of the Syr­ian army. It also re­ported an ex­plo­sion that was likely to have been from a car bomb.

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