Kurdistan inspectors denied access to Kurdish city north Syria



ARA News

Erbil, Kurdistan Region − Members of the National Conference of Kurdistan in Erbil has recently assigned an inspectors’ team to investigate the current development in Syria’s Kurdish region in order to deliver a detailed report on the situation there. According to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), such a report will form the basis for any potential action the Iraqi Kurdistan would need to take for the sake of regaining stability in Rojava (Syrian Kurdish areas).

The delegation (inspectors’ team) visited the Kurdish areas in Syria to carry out its duty of verifying the latest news about committing a “mass killing” against the Kurds there, and released an initial report saying that its members have been denied access to the city of Amude, west of Qamishli. The visit was to investigate the precise cause of the “bloody incident” which resulted in the death of six civilians in the city. 

Dr. Omid Sabah, the official spokesman of KRG said: “Although the delegation held several meetings with locals and eyewitnesses to the incidents, its members could not get any clue about the mass killings against the Kurds; what happened was merely armed clashes between two armed sides.”

The inspectors’ report pointed out that the Kurdish areas in Syria suffer different difficulties, including the lack of security and stability, the lack of employment opportunities and health services, and the continuous cut of electricity, water and basic supplies.

According to an official statement issued by the KRG, many hospitals have been looted by armed groups, “leading  to a remarkable lack of medicines and medical staff, which in turn caused many difficulties Syrian Kurdish residents. The result was a sudden influx of refugees into the Kurdistan Region”. 

The inspectors expressed fears of further displacement of Syrian Kurds, which may result, according to the report, to an unexpected campaign “by Arabs to replace Kurdish districts”, referring to some current cases of evacuated Kurdish homes stormed by Arabs.

“Such operations will most likely leave serious impacts on the demography of the Kurdish region in Syria,” Sabah commented on this issue. 

The inspectors report read: “There are several issues that need a serious attention, one of which is the security vacuum in some Syrian Kurdish areas, beside the attempts by some armed forces to impose an alleged  protection in these areas against the will of its residents. Moreover, there is a remarkable lack equality in the process of  the distribution of humanitarian aid and assistance due to the monopoly of one faction (in reference to the Democratic Union Party PYD) and the failure of implementing the previously signed agreements between the Kurdish political parties in Syria; particularly, the Erbil Convention.”

The delegation called on all parties to cooperate in the administrating of the Kurdish areas in Syria and the protection of the Kurdish civilians in Rojava. 

“Thus, all parties will contribute to stop the migration of the Kurds from “Western Kurdistan” (Syria’s Kurdish region, or Rojava) to the Iraqi Kurdistan or Turkey, except for urgent humanitarian cases,” the report added. 

Eventually, the delegation presented a number of proposals, including: provision of medicines and relief supplies for Rojava, beside organizing the border trade movement between the Iraqi Kurdistan and the Syria’s Kurdish region, to ensure that no single party will monopolize control on the Syrian side of the borders. 


Source: ARA News

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