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Al-Malikiyah: Another recruit killed in az‑Zabadani

KURDWATCH, February 20, 2012—Barzan Iskan ʿUmar (b. 1992 in al‑Malikiyah [Derik]) was killed on February 10, 2012, during a Syrian Army operation in az‑Zabadani (approximately 50 km northwest of Damascus). His body was returned to his family on February 11,  During his burial on February 12 in al‑Malikiyah, numerous activists and relatives of the deceased took part in a funeral march. The mourners demanded the fall of the regime and chanted dissident slogans. The Kurdish hymn was played along with Arab and Kurdish revolutionary songs. Until now the particular circumstances of ʿUmar’s death remain unknown.


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