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Damascus: Arrests during raid

KURDWATCH, October 17, 2012—On October 3, 2012, Syrian security forces, including Syrian Army soldiers, stormed several houses in the majority Kurdish district of Wadi al‑Mashariʿ (Zorava) in Damascus and arrested the fifty-year-old ʿAbdurrahman Khalid and the thirty-eight-year-old Rascal Tamr Yaʿqub. Khalid had already been arrested on March 5 along with his three sons and one of Rashal Tamr Yaʿqub's brothers [further information on the case]. The reasons behind the raid and the arrests are not yet known.


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