Tag Archives: Kurds

Syria’s Kurds end their silence

National Post, 23/2 As the civil war in Syria grinds on, one of the less noticed developments has been the emergence of a de facto Kurdish autonomous area in the country’s north east. Stretching across a chain of towns and … Continue reading

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Syria’s War within a war

Jerusalem Post, 2/2/13 Clashes between Kurds, Islamist rebels point to increasing fragmentation of Syria A civil war within a civil war has been under way for the last two weeks in the small Syrian-Kurdish border town of Sere Kaniye, in … Continue reading

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Murders in Paris

PJ Media, 16/1. Three female Kurdish activists were murdered in Paris earlier this month. The execution-style killings took place at a Kurdish information office on the quiet Rue Lafayette, near Paris’s Gare Du Nord. One of the three women, Sakine … Continue reading

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A Nation Once Again?

Jerusalem Post, 28/12/12 In Syria, the Assad regime’s retreat back to Damascus and the Alawi heartlands in the west of the country has made possible the emergence of a Kurdish autonomous area in the country’s northeast. This area shares a … Continue reading

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Turks Fear ‘Kurdish Spring’

Turkish forces have launched a major offensive in recent days against positions held by the PKK rebel movement in the area of the Turkish-Iraqi border. Up to 2,000 troops are taking part in the operation, according to Turkish media sources. … Continue reading

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Tensions between FSA rebels, Kurdish Separatists in Syria

Jerusalem Post, 29/6. At a recent meeting in London, I asked a Syrian Kurd whose affiliations are close to the nationalist PKK why the Kurds of Syria remained on the sidelines in the uprising against Bashar Assad. The Kurds of … Continue reading

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Syrian Kurdish dissident: ‘Break Syria into Pieces’

Jerusalem Post 16/05/2012 Sherkoh Abbas, a veteran Syrian Kurdish dissident, called on Israel this week to support the break-up of Syria into a series of federal structures based on the country’s various ethnicities. Speaking from Washington, Abbas was also critical … Continue reading

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Rebels against the Pasdaran

Jerusalem Post Magazine, 23/12/11 In July, 2011, as the world focused on the bright hopes raised by the Arab Spring, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps launched a large-scale assault across the Iran-Iraq border. Their intention was to wipe out an … Continue reading

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Why did the Syrian regime kill Maashal Tammo?

Pajamas Media, 16/10 The murder this month by the Assad regime’s security forces of Syrian Kurdish leader Mashaal Tammo is the latest act of unprovoked brutality by this most cruel of regimes. Tammo was killed in his own home in … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Minority

Gloria Center- 09/07/2010 On March 21, 2010, the Syrian security forces opened fire with live ammunition on a crowd of 5,000 in the northern Syrian town of al-Raqqah. The crowd had gathered to celebrate the Kurdish festival of Nowruz. Three … Continue reading

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