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PYD: Syrian refugee tripped by Hungarian journalist was member of radical al-Nusra Front

By Osamah Golpy 21/9/2015
Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen (Left), speaking to journalists in Madrid. Photo: AFP
Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen (Left), speaking to journalists in Madrid. Photo: AFP

LONDON—The Syrian refugee who was tripped by a Hungarian camerawoman earlier this month was a member of the radical al-Nusra Front and fought the Kurds on many fronts in Syria, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) said Saturday.

The video footage of Osama Abdul Mohsen being kicked by a camerawoman on the Hungary-Serbia border went viral and prompted uproar around the world.

Abdul Mohsen later landed in Spain where he was offered a job and welcomed by Real Madrid football club including famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, the Kurdish group PYD alleged in its official media that Abdul Mohsen had fought alongside the Nusra Front before leaving Syria with his family in the spring of 2015.

Furthermore, the PYD claimed that Abdul Mohsen was involved in the violent suppression of Kurdish riots in the city of Qamishlo in 2004 following a football match were more than 50 Kurds were killed by the Syrian security forces.

Abdul Mohsen was the coach of al-Fatwa club in Deir Ez Zor from 2004-2010.

The PYD said that he was an instigator behind the violence after the football match between al-Fatwa and Qamishlo’s Jihad club.

The PYD published a picture of Abdul Mohsen from his Facebook page before closing it down earlier this year where he identifies himself as a member of the Nusra Front, adding that he had fought the Kurds near Amudeh, Serekaniye and Afrin.

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Kurdish atheist | 21/9/2015
Who knows how many terrorists like him are mingling with normal desperate Syrian people whom are looking for safety because of the actions of the Syrian state and terrorist people like him.
Botani | 21/9/2015
Great work PYD i hope all information in regards of all the terrorists and criminals Reach UNHCR and EU and all of individual EU countries so those filthy bastards remain in no man's land ( what goes around comes around)
BismarkPA | 21/9/2015
Well done Spain, when will you start accepting ISIS refugee's? Europe is so stupid?
kurt basar | 21/9/2015
It is very good job by the YDP people for to identifying this criminal, who is criminal Muslim terrorist, enemy of the Kurds as well as western civilization. Kurds should never forget and forgive the ones who are hurting or hurted the Kurds and their children's and should hunt those Salafi Muslim dogs with the rabies until they brought to justice.
Three Faced | 21/9/2015
PKK-Kurds are all over twitter using the images of dead palestinian and syrian children and claiming it to be Cizre. PKK-Kurdish credibility in the eyes of informed observers is exactly at ZERO!! Wild claims (with zero proof) like this one are NOT helping you! It only looks like Kurds being sore for not being in the spotlight, thats all!!!
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