Fighting between the rebels and soldiers from the Syrian regime began early this morning after clashes on a rebel-controlled farm in the southern part of Qamişlo. During the two-year long war in Syria, the Kurdish People’s Defence Units (YPG) has …Posted in Arabic, Syria, Violence | 2 Comments
They do not exist, said Syria. They were not Syrians. Their citizenship was taken away from them, they were not allowed to travel outside the country, their way through the educational system was impeded. They were not Kurds either. They …Posted in Arabic, Discrimination, Kurdistan, Suppression, Syria, Turkey | Comments Off on Syria: Fueling a false image of the Kurdish struggle
For over 50 years, over 300,000 Kurds in Syria were labeled foreigners in a 1963-census that was carried out in an arbitrary manner which restricted the “foreigner” Kurds acquiring employment, education, health, property, or even marriage. The government has banned …Posted in Activism, Arabic, Culture, Discrimination, Displacements, Human Rights Watch, Kurdistan, Suppression, Syria | Comments Off on Kurds in Syria Granted Citizenship: What Now?
The operation was called “Anfal Campaign;” Anfal means “Spoils of war” in Arabic. This was a genocidal campaign that was followed by a series of systematic attacks against the Kurdish population and their means of livelihood – villages, agriculture, infrastructures, …Posted in Arabic, Discrimination, European Union, Genocide, Iran, Iraq, Reports, Syria, Turkey, United Nations, WMD | 12 Comments
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