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Al-Qamishli: No protests due to fighting between the opposition and the regime

KURDWATCH, April 18, 2013—Ongoing fighting between the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and government troops in the week from April 6 to 12, 2013, again resulted in numerous dead and injured. On April 12, demonstrators throughout the country once again demanded the fall of the regime. They gathered under the common slogan »Syria is too strong to be divided«. Due to fighting between the FSA and government troops [further information] there were no demonstrations in al‑Qamishli. In ʿAmudah there were three dissident demonstrations, organized by the PYD, the Kurdish National Council, and various youth groups. There were three demonstrations in al‑Hasakah, organized by the PYD, the Kurdish National Council, and Arab groups. Two demonstrations—one organized by the PYD, the other by the Kurdish National Council—took place in each of the cities of ad‑Darbasiyah, ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî), al‑Jawadiya (Çil Axa), and al‑Qahtaniyah (Tirbesipî). The Kurdish National Council’s weekly demonstrations in al‑Malikiyah and al‑Maʿbada (Girkê Legê) took place on Saturday. There were no protests in ʿAfrin or Raʾs al‑ʿAyn (Serê Kaniyê), nor in the Kurdish districts in Aleppo and Damascus.


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