Prominent Syrian Kurdish politician Mish’al at-Tammo shot dead in Qamishli

By ekurd.net staff writers
QAMISHLI
, Syrian Kurdistan,—
Prominent Syrian Kurdish activist and politician Mish’al at-Tammo has been shot dead on Friday evening in the Kurdish city of Qamishli in western Kurdistan [northeastern Syria].
Activists and residents at Qamishli say that gunmen had attacked his residence home in the city and shot him dead before his corps was moved to Faraman private Hospital in al-Qamishli.

They also added that Mr Tammo’s son, Marcel, was put at emergency room and is suffering from fatal injuries as he was accompanied his father Mish’al the time gunfire took place. 
Reports said that this is the second attempt to kill the Syrian Kurdish activist Mish’al Tammo.
Syrian HR says “responsibility for the killing lies with the Syrian regime, whether their forces killed him, or he was killed by others – the Government has a duty of care towards its citizens”
The US state department blamed the Syrian authorities for the deaths, reportedly calling the killing a “clear escalation of regime tactics”.
Another female activists Zahidh Reshkilo was also injured and moved to hospital at the same attack which targeted Tammo house.
Mesha’al al-Tammo has been shot dead in Qamishli, Syrian Kurdistan. Photo: Facebook, Youtube video. Meshal Tammo said earlier “Syrian Kurds are not looking to separate from Syria—though of course the idea of a Kurdistan is a dream,”

It is not clear who was behind the attack. Mr Tammo was a vocal critic of President Bashar al-Assad and had also angered powerful Kurdish parties. No official statement regarding this incident have been published yet; while as activists blame Syrian authorities for it.

Reports added that Kurdish activists and analysts say that in the past three weeks, members of the 11 unofficial Kurdish political parties have met with Kurdish activists from the Local Coordination Committee, an alliance for young protest organizers, plan to name a special committee and hold a conference in Syria within the next few weeks.

Such a Kurdish group would be unrelated to the recently formed Syrian National Council, the country’s largest opposition umbrella. While Kurds say they share the opposition’s overall goal of a democratic Syria,www.ekurd.net many Kurds have also expressed frustration at what they see as protesters’ Arab agenda, and also say they aspire to greater autonomy within Syria.

At-Tammo, 53, was one of the Kurdish opposition leaders against the Syrian regime, and is head and spokesman for the Kurdish Future Current Movement in Syria. He was also a member of the executive committee of the newly formed Syrian National Council, a broad front bringing together opposition figures inside and outside the country in an attempt to unite the dispersed dissident movement.

We, at eKurd.net, send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and to his political colleagues in the Kurdish Future Party.

This is distressing evidence of his death: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX_84Bsq_0E&feature=player_embedded#!

Source: Agencies


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