Kurds will hoist Kurdistan flag in
liberated Kurdish region of Syria: Leader
Shalal Gado, the politburo member of the Kurdish
Leftist Party of Syria. Photo:
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QAMISHLI, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish
citizens of Syria are free to host Kurdistan flag in
any liberated areas despite the objection by the
Syrian National Council (SNC), said a Kurdish
Recently Kurdish opposition fighters claimed the
control of some mainly Kurdish cities and raised
Kurdish flags over the freed areas.
Kurdish chairman of SNC, Abdul-Baset Sayda, said
Monday only the flag of independent Syria should be
raised in the liberated zones.
In response, Shalal Gado, a member of the Kurdish
National Council of Syria (KNCS) said so far there
is no agreement between the SNC and KNCS over
hosting a single flag.
Gado added when an area is liberated, the KNCS and
the Kurdish protesters across Syria will hoist
Kurdish flag over the government agencies and public
Gado said "this is their natural right; Kurds in
Kurdistan of Syria are a major nation…3.5million
"Kurds in Syria are free [to hoist Kurdistan flag]
and what SNC says is its own opinion."
The Kurdish leader said currently the Free Syrian
Army (FSA) is engaged in war in "both capitals";
Damascus and Aleppo; but it's withdrawing.
Gado said "this is a military war… regime's weaponry
are all heavy as cannons,www.ekurd.net
aircrafts and tanks and it is more powerful than FSA.
"Nevertheless, the regime is on the verge of
"Now protest is all over Syria…Regime fall is
close…it is just a matter of time and no more
because there is a public consensus over regime
Kurds demand decentralism
It is early for talks over autonomy for Kurds in
Syria but the Kurdish population in the country
demands a decentralized polity, said a Kurdish
"The experience of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and
ruling of Kurds in their region has been
successful," said Saad Mala, a member of the foreign
relations committee of the Kurdish National Council
of Syria (KNCS).
Mala added Kurds of Syria demand the same
decentralized polity of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region
for ruling their own region in Syria.
He continued "decentralism is the best system of
rule for the sectarian and ethnic components of
Syria…it also prevents unilateralism and
As for training Kurdish fighters from Syria in the
Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Mala said the Kurdish
political parties of Syria supports the training in
the interest of protecting the Kurdistan of Syria.
"But so far these forces have not been exploited,"
the leader said.
Speaking to al-Jazeera net, Kurdistan Region
President Massoud Barzani said that there is a
training base for the Kurdish
fighters from Syria. He added the fighters are
trained to protect Kurdish areas in Syria.
By Rebin Hassan & Lina Siyawash- AK news
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