Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Syrian security forces kill three

On Thursday, three Kurds lay dead with four others wounded during an incident in Qameshli, Syria, reported BBC News on Friday.

The incident occurred during the celebration of Newroz, the Kurdish New Year. The victims were killed by Syrian security forces who, according to the article, claim “Kurds had burned tyres and thrown stones at the police during celebrations on Thursday.”

The article also reports, “The estimated one million Kurds living among Syria's overwhelming Arab population of about 20 million have longstanding grievances and are kept under tight control.”

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