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Izmir: Majority of the refugees who drowned in the Mediterranean in early September came from Syria's Kurdish regions

KURDWATCH, September 19, 2012—A total of sixty-one of the sixty-three refugees who drowned off the Turkish coast south of Izmir on September 6, 2012 were from Syria. A total of thirty-nine were from ʿAmudah, twelve from al‑Hasakah, five from ʿAfrin, three from ad‑Darbasiyah, and one each from al‑Qamishli and Aleppo. Sixty of them were allegedly Kurds. Those who drowned were buried on September 14, 2012, some in mass graves.

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