Kurdish Communities In Syria

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13 Aug 2012 23:00

Thousands join a Kurdish rally in the city of Qamishlo, where recent clashes occurred between Kurdish fighters and Assad's forces, for a Kurdish autonomy region inside the Syrian borders.

More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters waving Kurdish flags and demanding human rights, staged a rally against the Assad regime in the northeastern city of Girke Lege in Syria. They waved flags in the Kurdish colors demanding basic rights for the Kurdish people in Syria.

The people of the Kurdish village Bestastos in Northeast Syria attend a ceremony for the opening of a Kurdish cultural center. Under the rule of Assad teaching Kurdish culture and language was forbidden and teachers faced up to 10 years in prison. With the liberation of their cities from Assad, the Kurdish civil movement built up new language schools. But now in many Kurdish dominated parts in Syria the Regime forces where driven out by non violent actions.

Kurdish fighters, both female and male, from the Kurdish YPG self defense army, took control of the outskirts of Derik, a Kurdish dominated city in Northeast Syria. Battle broke out in the city center, where around 80 Syrian Army soldiers would not surrender. One YPG fighter got killed, several Syrian Army soldiers wounded.

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A Kurdish boy got hurt while Kurdish ...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

A Kurdish boy got hurt while Kurdish self defence forces took over the Syrian Government Security buildings in Derik, a Kurdish dominated city in Northeast Syria. Battle broke out in the city center, where around 80 Syrian Army soldiers do not surrender. One Kurdish YPG fighter got killed, several Syrian Army soldiers wounded.

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Kurdish citizens of Derik destroy an ...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

Kurdish citizens of Derik destroy an Assad poster at the Syrian Government security buildings they took over. Battle broke out in the city center, where around 80 Syrian Army soldiers would not surrender. One YPG fighter got killed, several Syrian Army soldiers wounded.

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A Kurdish fighter of the Kurdish self...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

A Kurdish fighter of the Kurdish self defense forces secures the area of the Syrian Government security building in Derik which the Kurdish fighters took over. Battle broke out in the city center, where around 80 Syrian Army soldiers do not surrender. One YPG fighter got killed, several Syrian Army soldiers wounded.

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A Kurdish fighter of the Kurdish self...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

A Kurdish fighter of the Kurdish self defense forces secures the area of the Syrian Government security building in Derik which the Kurdish fighters took over. Battle broke out in the city center, where around 80 Syrian Army soldiers do not surrender. One YPG fighter got killed, several Syrian Army soldiers wounded.

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A Kurdish fighter of the Kurdish self...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

A Kurdish fighter of the Kurdish self defense forces at the area of the Syrian Government security building in Derik which the Kurdish fighters took over. Battle broke out in the city center, where around 80 Syrian Army soldiers do not surrender. One YPG fighter got killed, several Syrian Army soldiers wounded.

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Kurdish citizen of Derik burn a Assad...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

Kurdish citizen of Derik burn a Assad poster at the Military security buildings they took over. Battle broke out in the city center, where around 80 Syrian Army soldiers do not surrender. One Kurdish YPG (Peoples Defense Union) fighter got killed, several Syrian Army soldiers wounded.

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Kurdish citizen of Derik burn a Assad...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

Kurdish citizen of Derik burn a Assad poster at the Military security buildings they took over. Battle broke out in the city center, where around 80 Syrian Army soldiers do not surrender. One Kurdish YPG (Peoples Defense Union) fighter got killed, several Syrian Army soldiers wounded.

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Kurdish citizen of Derik and a fighte...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

Kurdish citizen of Derik and a fighter behind a destroyed photo from Assad inside the Syrian Government Security buildings they took over. Battle broke out in the city center, where around 80 Syrian Army soldiers do not surrender. One Kurdish YPG (Peoples Defense Union) fighter got killed, several Syrian Army soldiers wounded.

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A Kurdish female fighter from the Kur...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

A Kurdish female fighter from the Kurdish defense forces YPG prepares a RPG for an assault against the Military Security Headquarter of Derik, a Kurdish dominated city in Northeast Syria. Battle broke out in the city center, where around 80 Syrian Army soldiers do not surrender. One Kurdish YPG (Peoples Defense Union) fighter got killed, several Syrian Army soldiers wounded.

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A Kurdish fighter of the Kurdish YPG ...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

A Kurdish fighter of the Kurdish YPG Self Defense forces takes cover during fighting in the city center of Derik while they attack Syrian Army forces. Battle broke out in the city center, where around 80 Syrian Army soldiers do not surrender. One Kurdish YPG (Peoples Defense Union) fighter got killed, several Syrian Army soldiers wounded.

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The Kurdish civil guard Rad Mecid Sex...
Al Qamishlo, Qamishli, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

The Kurdish civil guard Rad Mecid Sexmus was shot at an Kurdish roadblock, set up in the city of Al Qamishlo, by Syrian soldiers during a nightly attacked. Since two days clashes between the Kurdish militia YPG and Syrian forces erupted in the Northeast of Syria while the Kurdish movement took over several cities from Assad.

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The Kurdish civil guard Rad Mecid Sex...
Al Qamishlo, Qamishli, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

The Kurdish civil guard Rad Mecid Sexmus was shot at an Kurdish roadblock, set up in the city of Al Qamishlo, by Syrian soldiers during a nightly attacked. Since two days clashes between the Kurdish militia YPG and Syrian forces erupted in the Northeast of Syria while the Kurdish movement took over several cities from Assad.

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The Kurdish civil guard Rad Mecid Sex...
Al Qamishlo, Qamishli, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

The Kurdish civil guard Rad Mecid Sexmus was shot at an Kurdish roadblock, set up in the city of Al Qamishlo, by Syrian soldiers during a nightly attacked. Since two days clashes between the Kurdish militia YPG and Syrian forces erupted in the Northeast of Syria while the Kurdish movement took over several cities from Assad.

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The brother and mother of Rad Mecid S...
Al Qamishlo, Qamishli, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

The Kurdish civil guard Rad Mecid Sexmus was shot at an Kurdish roadblock, set up in the city of Al Qamishlo, by Syrian soldiers during a nightly attacked. Since two days clashes between the Kurdish militia YPG and Syrian forces erupted in the Northeast of Syria while the Kurdish movement took over several cities from Assad.

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The wife (m) of Rad Mecid Sexmus, a K...
Al Qamishlo, Qamishli, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

The Kurdish civil guard Rad Mecid Sexmus was shot at an Kurdish roadblock, set up in the city of Al Qamishlo, by Syrian soldiers during a nightly attacked. Since two days clashes between the Kurdish militia YPG and Syrian forces erupted in the Northeast of Syria while the Kurdish movement took over several cities from Assad.

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The wife (m) of Rad Mecid Sexmus, a K...
Al Qamishlo, Qamishli, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

The Kurdish civil guard Rad Mecid Sexmus was shot at an Kurdish roadblock, set up in the city of Al Qamishlo, by Syrian soldiers during a nightly attacked. Since two days clashes between the Kurdish militia YPG and Syrian forces erupted in the Northeast of Syria while the Kurdish movement took over several cities from Assad.

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The Kurdish civil guard Rad Mecid Sex...
Al Qamishlo, Qamishli, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

The Kurdish civil guard Rad Mecid Sexmus was shot at an Kurdish roadblock, set up in the city of Al Qamishlo, by Syrian soldiers during a nightly attack. Since two days clashes between the Kurdish militia YPG and Syrian forces erupted in the Northeast of Syria while the Kurdish movement took over several cities from Assad.

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The Kurdish civil guard Rad Mecid Sex...
Al Qamishlo, Qamishli, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

The Kurdish civil guard Rad Mecid Sexmus was shot at an Kurdish roadblock, set up in the city of Al Qamishlo, by Syrian soldiers during a nightly attack. Since two days clashes between the Kurdish militia YPG and Syrian forces erupted in the Northeast of Syria while the Kurdish movement took over several cities from Assad.

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Kurdish activists give old Syrian id ...
Kobani, Aleppo, Syria
By benjaminhiller
23 Jul 2012

Kurdish activists give old Syrian id cards back to their Kurdish owners in the city of Kobani. During military service the ID card was taken away by Syrian officials. As many Kurdish soldiers defect they now can get back their id card without problems. The city of Kobani was the first Kurdish city freed from Assad forces in Syria.

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An armed Kurdish fighter secures a ol...
Kobani, Aleppo, Syria
By benjaminhiller
24 Jul 2012

An armed Kurdish fighter secures a old regime building, taken over by the Kurdish movement, at the city of Kobani in the Northwest of Syria. The city of Kobani was the first Kurdish city freed from Assad forces in Syria.

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An armed Kurdish fighter secures a ol...
Kobani, Aleppo, Syria
By benjaminhiller
24 Jul 2012

An armed Kurdish fighter secures a old regime building, taken over by the Kurdish movement, at the city of Kobani in the Northwest of Syria. The city of Kobani was the first Kurdish city freed from Assad forces in Syria.

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The newly elected Kurdish mayor of Ko...
Kobani, Aleppo, Syria
By benjaminhiller
24 Jul 2012

The newly elected Kurdish mayor of Kobani, Ehmed Sexo, explains his vision of a Kurdish autonomy inside the borders of Syria. The city of Kobani was the first Kurdish city freed from Assad forces in Syria.

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A heavily armed Kurdish fighter posin...
Kobani, Aleppo, Syria
By benjaminhiller
24 Jul 2012

A heavily armed Kurdish fighter posing at an newly set up checkpoint at the city of Kobani in the Northwest of Syria. The city of Kobani was the first Kurdish city freed from Assad forces in Syria.

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Heavily armed Kurdish fighters at an ...
Kobani, Aleppo, Syria
By benjaminhiller
24 Jul 2012

Heavily armed Kurdish fighters at an newly set up checkpoint at the city of Kobani in the Northwest of Syria. The city of Kobani was the first Kurdish city freed from Assad forces in Syria.

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Heavily armed Kurdish fighters at an ...
Kobani, Aleppo, Syria
By benjaminhiller
24 Jul 2012

Heavily armed Kurdish fighters at an newly set up checkpoint at the city of Kobani in the Northwest of Syria. The city of Kobani was the first Kurdish city freed from Assad forces in Syria.

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The first new Kurdish police car in K...
Kobani, Aleppo, Syria
By benjaminhiller
24 Jul 2012

The first new Kurdish police car in Kobani. It was an former Syrian police car and painted over with Kurdish colors and language. The city of Kobani was the first Kurdish city freed from Assad forces in Syria.

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The first new Kurdish police car in K...
Kobani, Aleppo, Syria
By benjaminhiller
24 Jul 2012

The first new Kurdish police car in Kobani. It was an former Syrian police car and painted over with Kurdish colors and language. The city of Kobani was the first Kurdish city freed from Assad forces in Syria.

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The border passing between Kobani and...
Kobani, Aleppo, Syria
By benjaminhiller
24 Jul 2012

The border passing between Kobani and the Turkish state. The Turkish army watches every move of the people in the Kurdish city of Kobani carefully. The city of Kobani was the first Kurdish city freed from Assad forces in Syria.

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A female figher of the Kurdish self d...
Syria
By benjaminhiller
27 Jul 2012

A female figher of the Kurdish self defense forces YPG watches the movement on the Iraqi side of the boder. Kurdish fighters have taken several Syrian border posts under control in the recent days.

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A Kurdish fighter peaks around a corn...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

A Kurdish fighter peaks around a corner during fighting with Syrian soldiers in the city of Derik. Around 80 Syrian army soldiers did not surrender during the takeover of the city by Kurdish forces. Fighting broke out and lasted for several hours.

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A female Kurdish fighter shoots in th...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
22 Jul 2012

A female Kurdish fighter shoots in the direction of Syrian soldiers in the city of Derik. Around 80 Syrian army soldiers did not surrender during the takeover of the city by Kurdish forces. Fighting broke out and lasted for several hours.

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More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters st...
Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
20 Jul 2012

More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters staged a rally against the Assad regime in the northeastern city of Girke Lege in Syria. They waved flags in the Kurdish colors and also demanded basic rights for the Kurdish people in Syria.

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First Kurdish school in the liberated...
Derik, Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
19 Jul 2012

Teaching the Kurdish language was forbidden under the Assad rule. Teachers faced up to 10 years of prison time. With the liberation of Kurdish cities from Assad the Kurdish civil movement built up new Kurdish language schools.

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More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters st...
Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
20 Jul 2012

More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters staged a rally against the Assad regime in the northeastern city of Girke Lege in Syria. They waved flags in the Kurdish colors and also demanded basic rights for the Kurdish people in Syria.

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More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters st...
Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
20 Jul 2012

More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters staged a rally against the Assad regime in the northeastern city of Girke Lege in Syria. They waved flags in the Kurdish colors and also demanded basic rights for the Kurdish people in Syria.

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More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters st...
Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
20 Jul 2012

More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters staged a rally against the Assad regime in the northeastern city of Girke Lege in Syria. They waved flags in the Kurdish colors and also demanded basic rights for the Kurdish people in Syria.

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More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters st...
Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
20 Jul 2012

More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters staged a rally against the Assad regime in the northeastern city of Girke Lege in Syria. They waved flags in the Kurdish colors and also demanded basic rights for the Kurdish people in Syria.

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More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters st...
Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
20 Jul 2012

More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters staged a rally against the Assad regime in the northeastern city of Girke Lege in Syria. They waved flags in the Kurdish colors and also demanded basic rights for the Kurdish people in Syria.

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More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters st...
Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
20 Jul 2012

More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters staged a rally against the Assad regime in the northeastern city of Girke Lege in Syria. They waved flags in the Kurdish colors and also demanded basic rights for the Kurdish people in Syria.

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More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters st...
Derik, Syria
By benjaminhiller
20 Jul 2012

More than 1.000 Kurdish protesters staged a rally against the Assad regime in the northeastern city of Girke Lege in Syria. They waved flags in the Kurdish colors and also demanded basic rights for the Kurdish people in Syria.