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Migration from the northeastern regions of Syria, which have a dense Kurdish population, into neighbouring countries has been forbidden, except in the case of medical patients, sources said on Thursday.
Sources told Anadolu Agency that the armed YPG forces, affiliated to the Kurdish group PYD, decided to prevent migration from the said region as a result of the recent influx to the north of Iraq.
In view of the decision, only people in need of medical treatment and those with urgent needs are permitted to cross the border into the neighbouring countries as of Thursday.
However, sanctions will be imposed on those who cross the border via illegal means or try to cross the border despite being excluded from permission.
Recently, thousands of Syrian refugees have immigrated to the north of Iraq, leaving the Kurdish region from the Semalka Border Gate, and have been situated at camps there, escaping from the 2-year-old civil war in Syria and clashes between armed groups, especially after Wednesday's chemical weapons attack on civilians.
Clashes between the Al-Nusra Front and PYD forces in the Ras Al Ayn town of Syria's Al-Hasakah Governate killed 6 people from the PYD's armed militia and wounded 11 others on Thursday, local sources told AA.
The Al-Nusra Front and Kurdish PYD forces continue fighting against each other in Ras Al Ayn and the oil rich city of Rimelan, as clashes in Kurdish villages near Aleppo are also ongoing.Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Ağustos 2013, 16:30