News from the Revolution in Rojava and Wider Kurdistan
Individuals claiming to be members of the newly formed Free Cause Party (Turkish: Hür Dava Partisi or HÜDA-PAR) attacked a group of BDP supporters in the Petrol Neighborhood of Batman, according to a report from DIHA. Although no reasons for the attack were given, HÜDA-PAR is widely considered to be an offshoot of the Islamist Hizbullah movement which worked with the Turkish state in its fight against the PKK and other Kurdish activists. The organization, which also draws is membership from local Kurds, was founded with cooperation from the state and has been accused of committing many murders and acts of terror in the past.
Özcan Temel, a father of two, was killed in the attack while a second individual was severely injured and remains in hospital.