Kurdish city of Dêrik in Syrian Kurdistan
liberated from Assad regime
By Ekurd.net staff writers
Syrian Kurds Disappointed by Jalal Talabani's Letter
of Condolence to Assad
QAMISHLI, Syrian Kurdistan,— The fourth
Kurdish city in Syrian Kurdistan (Northeast Syria)
taken by Kurds in the last three days, ANF news
Kurdish people in West Kurdistan seized power in the
city of Dêrik in northeast Syria, 10 kilometers from
the Turkish border.
People in the Kurdish region took the control of all
government institutions in the city as of Saturday
Dêrik has been the third city taken by Kurds in the
last three days. People’s Defense Unions (YPG) took
the Kurdish city of
Kobanê on 19
July and the city of Afrin on the 20th.
Kurds have taken control of several Kurdish cities
among them Kobanê, Amude and Efrin.
Qamishli (Qamişlo), the largest Kurdish city in
Syria is still under control of Syrian forces. Hawlati said that
since early Friday evening war has
broken out in the
mainly Kurdish city of Qamişlo.
Kurdish leaders say it is the matter of hours before
Qamishli city is liberated from the Syrian security
Kurdish People’s Defense Unions (YPG) said that the
Kurdish citizens and the YPG units assaulted the
government agencies in Afrin and Cidêris of Aleppo
province and controlled them.
Meanwhile the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD)
warned about any Turkey or the
Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan- al-Muslimin) Party
rebels’ intervention in Kurdish cities in Syrian
Kurdistan region (western Kurdistan) and said it
would confront any possible intervening actions.
“Syria Free Army and Muslim Brotherhood rebels
attempted to infiltrate into the Kurdish city of Kobanê but our forces stopped them from entering the
city,” Chatir Press website quoted PYD
representative Hussein Kocher,www.ekurd.net
Member of the political bureau of the Kurdish
Democratic Union Party PYD Mahmoud Mohammed said the
Syrian Kurdish National Council and the western
people will form a
Sunday to run the Kurdish Region in the country for
a post-liberation Syria.
Kurdish residents expressed a clear disappointment
at Iraqi President Jalal Talabani’s condolences he
had sent to Syrian President Bashar Assad on the
death of his brother-in-law Asef Shawkat in a bomb
attack on July 18. Rudaw website reported. Talabani,
a Kurd, is secretary general of the Patriotic Union
of Kurdistan [PUK]—Kurdistan Region’s second largest
party—and Iraq’s president since 2005.
One poster by Kurdish protesters read on Saturday:
“We promise you Talabani, that soon you will send
condolences to Bashar Assad’s death.”
“We promise you Talabani that we will soon free
Syria,” read another banner.
In an official letter sent from the Iraqi
president’s office and published on PUK’s Arabic
website on July 18, Talabani said he was “deeply
sad” about Shawkat’s death and that he would share
the sadness and loss faced by Assad’s family.
“I ask God to allow him [Asef Shawkat] to rest in
peace in heaven and may God bring peace and security
to Syria,” read Talabani’s letter.
Sources: firatnews.com | rudaw.net | ekurd.net | aknews.com |
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