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PYD Forces Shoot At Protesting Kurds in Syria

Footage purported to show protesters dispersed amid heavy gunfire and injured at hospital [SNN Activist Network]

Members of a dominant Kurdish party have shot at a protest in the Syrian Kurdish-dominated town of Amuda, killing at least three people and leaving at least 10 othersinjured, activists have told Al Jazeera. Thursday’s rally was held to protest against the detention of three prominent Kurdish activists by the …

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Tensions Rise as Barzani Closes Syrian-Iraqi Kurdistan Border

An officer of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) stands guard near the Syrian-Iraqi border, Oct. 31, 2012. (photo by REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani)

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/security/2013/05/tensions-iraqi-kurdistan-syria-barzani.html#ixzz2U0VndheK

President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Massoud Barzani reacted to the detention of 75 members of the Syrian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), who were close to him, by the Democratic Union Party (PYD).  When the PYD, known as the PKK’s [Kurdistan Workers Party] Syrian extension, did not release the detainees by …

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Syria: Israel Attacked Defense Facilities

An image taken from a YouTube video purportedly shows an explosion on a mountain filmed from a Damascus suburb Saturday.

A series of massive explosions illuminated the predawn sky in Damascus, prompting more claims that Israel has launched attacks into the war-torn country. Syria accused Israel of firing rockets into the Damascus suburb of Jamraya early Sunday, striking a scientific research center, Syrian state-run TV reported. The report claimed the …

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