A delegation of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), who visited Damascus for negotiations with the Assad regime, was expelled after the talks between the sides failed to continue positively, a reliable source told BasNews on Sunday (August 12). Talking on condition of anonymity, the source said that the Assad’s security militias issued arrest warrants against the negotiating delegation, but Russia intervened and sent them back to Qamishli on board a cargo plane. "The regime tried to impose its dictatorship and decisions during the talks in Damascus, while the PYD delegation called for a partnership between the self-administration and Assad administration," he added. BasNews had earlier learned from a source that a PYD delegation headed by Sihanouk Dibu, the joint presidential adviser of the party, was visiting Damascus to meet with officials of the Assa regime to conduct negotiations on the local administration.