We have received the news that two
of our Assyrian people have been injured in an attack on their homes in
Qamishly by some of the separatist Kurds. We were informed that one of them
was hit in his head while the otherís injuries are still unknown. We also
have not been informed of the names of the two individuals, but they are in
good health now.
Also, Lieutenant Colonel Maher Al-Assad, the brother of the Syrian
President Dr. Bashar Al-Assad, along with the Minister of Interior Affairs
have arrived to Qamishly hoping to calm the situation down in Jazireh and
stop all the people who are conducting these destructive acts of vandalism
in the region. These days, parts of the Syrian army are being deployed to
protect the Syrian-Iraqi borders fearing that terrorist Kurds would cross
the border into the region from North Iraq.
While the city of Malikieh (Derik), the separatist vandalizing Kurds
have burned most of the government building including the municipal center,
agricultural center, hospitals, schools and the electric plant. In addition
to that, they have attacked the town register and burned all the documents
and identification papers, especially since these separatists are not Syrian
citizens and they believe that with these actions they could hide the facts.
They also burned kindergartens as well as school and kindergarten busses.
During an attempt to attack the Mort Shmouni Syriac/Assyrian Orthodox
Church, the separatists were surprised with the armed Assyrian youth who
have taken the duty of protecting themselves and the Holy Sites.
In Qamishly, a large number of Arab Tribesí members began to arm
themselves to face the Kurdish separatists. A combined group comprised of
members of the Assyrian Democratic Organizations and officials of the Syriac/Assyrian
Orthodox Church has met with Syrian Government Representatives to explain
their stand of the current destructive actions and have informed them that
Assyrians and Christians in general have nothing to do with these incidents,
and that they do not take the side of any of the groups. They also asked the
government to rush in stopping these destructive acts and protect the
unarmed civilians. A group of members of the Assyrian Democratic
Organization met with the Syrian Kurdish Parties hoping to mediate between
the sides to stop the series of destructive actions explaining to the
Kurdish Parties that these destructive acts of vandalism hurts the
reputation and the goals of Kurds and does not fit into the concept of
national unity that all the Parties and Groups of Syria are seeking.