Amuda demonstrators condemned IS attacks against the Kurdish city of Kobane. Photo: ARA News
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Qamishli, Syria – The local committee of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) called for a demonstration in the city of Amuda in al-Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, to show solidarity with the predominant Kurdish city of Kobane (Ain al-Arab) in Aleppo province, which has been attacked by extremists of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) for days.
Thousands of Amuda’s residents responded to the KNC’s call and took to the street to condemn the IS offensive against Kobane.
Saad Hisso, head of the demonstrating commission in the KNC, stated to ARA News that the call came in response to a request made by both the Progressive and Equality Kurdish political parties, following an emergency meeting of the Council in which the members stressed the need to hold popular anti-IS protests amid the escalating developments in Kobane.
“The demonstrations or any act of protest condemning this barbaric attack on the Kurdish people in Kobane is a moral duty,” Hisso said.
Sherin Ahmad, member of the Kurdish Women Association (Gulishina), told ARA News: “All civil society organizations in the region should bear their responsibilities towards the ongoing attacks by IS terrorists against civilians in the city Kobane.”
“The demonstrators of Amuda raised slogans condemning the IS attacks on the Kurdish areas in Syria, especially Kobane and its surrounding villages,” she said. “Participants called on the international community to intervene immediately to protect the city from these barbaric attacks by IS – who are using heavy weapons ــ to help the displaced Kurds fleeing their areas.”
The city of Kobane was exposed to severe attacks by the Islamic State which seized control over large number of villages in the countryside of Kobane, amid displacement of large numbers of nearly 70 thousand citizens according to the United Nations UN estimates and local sources.
Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed and Jumana al-Sayyid
Source: ARA News