How many posts are on the blog pertaining to that special relationship between the Kurds, who are sunni muslims and their best buddies in any one of the brand name Islamist fighting groups? More then a few! Most of the Islamist fighters being sunni muslims just like the Kurds.
How many times do the Islamist irregulars have to 'kidnap' Kurds and then set them free before people understand there is no real fight between these two alleged separate entities?
I have taken the info for this post from several links,condensing it down for ease of reading and brevity in writing this up- The multiple news items can't even agree on which Islamist group did the alleged kidnapping- Not a surprise, really. For the simple and obvious reason there was no kidnapping, just claims of one.
Here's the story:
BBC- Reports say the men were seized from buses travelling from the town of Afrin to the city of Aleppo.First map below shows us where Afrin is in relation to the city of Aleppo- check it out!
Officials from the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have blamed Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) for the kidnapping but this has not been confirmed
Fox news- Al Qaeda militants kidnapped 300 Kurdish men in northern Syria Monday, a Kurdish official said.Fox News has these Kurds travelling from Afrin to Aleppo & Damascus- allegedly
Extremists from al Qaeda’s Syrian wing-- called the Nusra front—took the men Sunday evening as they were headed to Aleppo and the capital, Damascus from the town of Afrin, which is under Kurdish control.
The Nusra Front has not claimed responsibility for the mass kidnapping.
Fox News also reports that Afrin is under Kurdish control- At this point in time it may just be.
But that begs the question of where have the non Kurdish residents gone? Because they surely have fled. Recall Afrin is where the US dropped a bunch of bombs on 'Khorasan'?
It's time for MAPS!
These are two maps that have been used here previously- Use them as reference
Continuing on with the report of Kurds, clearly being transported to fight under the guise of kidnapping, a scenario that has happened on more then one occasion, as mentioned here.
Fox News continues...: "They captured them in Tuqad village, (12 miles) west of Aleppo and then they moved them to al-Dana town in Idlib province,'' Nassan added"
This entire narrative of Kurds being kidnapped by Islamists is a Kurdish one, bolstered by the SOHR.
Idris Nassan, an official in the Kobani canton, said they were kidnapped by al-Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, as they were travelling from the town of Afrin, which is under Kurdish control, to the cities of Aleppo and the capital Damascus.Recall the necessity to connect the three Kurdish territories, into one cohesive area under Kurdish control... Now look at the map directly above and notice how the Islamists have been taking the necessary territory to connect the the three sections. This is a practice that has been ongoing for sometime now and has been reported here, on multiple occasions.
"They captured them in Tuqad village, 12 miles west of Aleppo and then they moved them to al-Dana town in Idlib province," he said. The Nusra Front was part of an alliance of militant groups that captured Idlib city last month.
The Nusra Front has not claimed the kidnapping. Syrian state media did not report the incident.The Nusra Front won't claim the kidnapping, because there was no kidnapping. They merely transported Kurdish fighters into an area nearer to Idlib (the city) in the province of Idlib.
Newaf Khalil, a spokesman for the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), said the group had been detained by Jaysh al-Islam, a powerful Islamist group allied to Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate.The Kurdish fighters were on their way to Aleppo city to collect their salaries? Salaries for what?
Khalil said the Kurds were released in exchange for three Islamist fighters who had been detained in Afrin by Kurdish forces. He gave no other details.
"A group of 300 people on five coaches and a mini-bus coming from Afrin were kidnapped at a checkpoint as they went to Aleppo to collect their salaries," Khalil had said after their abduction.
From who? Who could or would be paying the Kurds in Aleppo city?
Bottom line- The PYD fabricated a cover story for their Kurdish fighters. A narrative necessary to obfuscate the fact that the Kurdish fighters joined their Islamist brethren near Idlib city, in Idlib province, as they collude to build a cohesive Kurdish territory.
It's obvious. It's in your face. And it's being done in plain sight. The NATO bombing is to assist in the goal and prevent Syria from impeding the process.