Kurdish YPG Member Denies Reports of PKK Commander Killed in Syria

© AP Photo / Cagdas ErdoganThe militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, stand at a barricade.
The militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, stand at a barricade. - Sputnik International
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Syrian Kurds' People's Protection Units (YPG) member Rezan Heddo denied to Sputnik the reports about one of the leaders of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Fehman Huseyin, being killed in northern Syria.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, Turkish media reported that Huseyin, also known as Bahoz Erdal, was killed after his vehicle was blown up by a Syrian opposition group on Friday.

Paramedics push a stretcher at Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, following a blast June 28, 2016. - Sputnik International
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Heddo told Sputnik that there were no PKK militants present in Syria, calling such media reports “devoid of truth.”

Turkish Interior Ministry, which considers the PKK — a separatist movement fighting for Kurdish self-determination in southeastern Turkey — a terrorist organization, has put Huseyin in the red category of the most wanted list.

YPG, a Kurdish militia in Syria, which is also deemed terrorists by Ankara, has repeatedly denied having any links to the PKK.

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