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Al-Qamishli: Another Kurdish recruit killed in fighting

KURDWATCH, March 13, 2012—The recruit Awaz ʿAbdulkarim Muhammad (b. 1991 in Shabak) was killed in early February in Homs. The military police returned his body to relatives in al‑Qamishli on February 26, more than a week after his death. On February 27, numerous activists as well as relatives of the deceased took part in a funeral march that took place as part of his burial in Shabak (40 km east of al‑Qamishli). The mourners demanded the fall of the regime and chanted dissident slogans. According to official statements, Muhammad died during military operations by the Syrian Army. The exact circumstances of his death are thus far not known.


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