Mothers of Kurdish fighters speak out against the attack on People’s Defence Units, (HPG) by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the unanswered questions of the fate of 3 missing HPG fighters.
A group of fighters from the HPG, an armed defence force of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), had reportedly been attacked by KDP forces near Xelifan in the Erbil (Hewler) province of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Three HPG fighters have gone missing after the attack. They are believed to have been captured by the KDP forces.
As both HPG and the families of the missing fighters have been calling on the KDP to share information on the fate of the missing fighters, mothers of other Kurdish fighters shared their views with ANHA in solidarity with the mothers of the missing fighters.
Mother of Kurdish fighter Têkoşer, Xedice Eli criticised the Barzani government for attacking the Kurds.
“Masoud Barzani forces attacked the region where the guerilla are based. As a result, two guerillas have been martryed and some of them were kidnapped. We call for the release of the guerillas.”
Eli states that they will never give up searching for the missing fighters.
“We are all brothers and sisters, we do not want a civil war between Kurds. We have to unite as Kurds. We are the mothers of the guerillas and we will never give up searching for them. We will be looking for them till the last drop of our blood”
Another Kurdish fighter named Tolhildan’s mother Fedile Mistefa Xelil underlines that the civil war between Kurds always served the enemies of Kurds.
“We do not want a fratricide. We are the mothers of the guerillas.We say to the Barzani family that we never accept the KDP’s policies that are against the Kurds and the guerilla fighters.”
Another mother, Cihan Umer Mistefa, of a fighter named Qehreman showed her anger stating that the KDP is betraying the Kurdish people.
“We condemn the kidnapping of the guerilla fighers by the KDP. We do not want a civil war between Kurds. The ones who call themselves Kurdish have been acting like enemies of the Kurds.”