Syrian Kurdish police fears ISIS attacks during Newroz celebrations


Kurds celebrate Newroz eve in Akre, Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

The General Command of the Kurdish Asayish forces in Syria congratulated the Kurdish people and the rest of the world with the Kurdish New Year ‘Newroz’. However, the Kurdish forces restricted the celebrations for security reasons due to the risk of ISIS attacks.

The Kurdish Security Police (Asayish) called on Kurdish citizens in Northern Syria-Rojava to comply with several safety measures during the Newroz celebrations.

The Kurdish Asayish force banned Newroz celebrations by night, banned motor cycles from 18 to 23 of March, banned gunfire, fireworks and fire crackers, and also banned lightning Newroz fires by night inside the cities.

Moreover, the Kurdish police called on citizens of the region to report any suspicious movements.

Fighters of the Manbij Military Council (MMC) in Syria’s northern city of Manbij lighted the first Newroz flame on March 15. Moreover, several Newroz celebrations took place in a number of Syrian Kurdish cities including Efrin and Qamishli.

The Kurds in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey celebrate the coming of spring every year [Newroz] on the 21st of March and they lit fires and torches all throughout Kurdistan despite the war against the Islamic State (ISIS) and the economic crisis in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News

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