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Syria's Treatment of Kurds Sparks Concern

Amnesty International is expressing “serious concerns” about reports that least 20 people have been killed and hundreds of Syrian Kurds arrested by security forces since clashes broke out at a football match in the largely Kurdish town of Qamishli last Friday. Unrest spread to several other northeastern cities where Kurdish demonstrators clashed with security forces and to Damascus and Aleppo where Kurdish students protested the deaths in the Kurdish region. The clashes, the most serious anti-government incidents in almost 20 years, came amid growing pressure on the government of President Bashir Assad arising primarily from the U.S. occupation in neighboring Iraq. Full Story

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