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Clashes between Kurds and Syrian army in the Kurdish city of Qamişlo, Western Kurdistan  21.7.2012  







 
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July 21, 2012

QAMISHLI, Syrian Kurdistan,— One day after freeing the Kurdish city of Kobanê form the Baath regime agents and Syrian army, Kurds also took control over the government institutions in Afrin and Amuda cities as well as Cidêris district on Friday.

Iraqi Kurdistan's independent Kurdish newspaper Hawlati said that since early Friday evening war has broken out in the mainly Kurdish city of Qamişlo.

Ismael Hama, Qamişlo–based chief of Kurdish National Council of Syria (KNCS) told Hawlati newspaper that Amuda has been completely freed and probably in a near future Qamislo will also be freed.

Kurdish People’s Defense Unions (YPG) said that the Kurdish citizens and the YPG units assaulted the government agencies in Afrin and Cidêris of Aleppo province and controlled them.

The locations were freed without any confrontations, according to Hawlati.

The freed zones are now run by a joint committee of the KNCS and Western Kurdistan's People's Assembly which recently signed a unifying deal in Erbil.

Meanwhile the group of People’s Defense Unions (YPG) members attacked by Assad's security forces in Syrian Kurdistan.

Syrian government forces launched an attack against a group of patrolling People’s Defense Unions (YPG) members in Qamişlo,www.ekurd.net the biggest city in West Kurdistan, ANF news agency reported.

One YPG member was reported wounded in the attack on Friday night.

The attack by state forces came after the Kurdish people liberate all government institutions in the Kurdish city of Kobane in West Kurdistan on 19 July and took the city of Afrin and the district of Cidêris on the 20th.

Committees for civil defense which announced on Thursday that they hold themselves responsible for ensuring security in Kurdish regions have declared their organization as “People’s Defense Unions (YPG)” on Friday.

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