Watch our Daily Review: Syrian city of Afrin is under control of al-Qaeda backed group, Iraqi lawmakers elect veteran Kurdish politician Latif Rashid, over 113 Kurds wounded by Iranian security forces in crackdown on protests, plus more
According to reports, al-Qaeda-backed Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has taken full control of the northern Syrian city of Afrin as a result of conflicts between Turkey-backed groups. Afrin has been under the control of Turkish forces since March 2018.
Veteran Kurdish politician Dr Latif Rashid was elected as president of Iraq on Thursday. Rashid’s election ended months of disputes in the country, hours after several Katyusha rockets struck the Iraqi capital Baghdad’s Green Zone, near the parliament.
In other news, a Kurdish activist will soon be undergoing a retrial in Belgrade, Serbia after a decision to extradite him has been overturned.
Iran’s crack down on Kurdish protesters and Kurdish communities continues and grows more lethal with at least three Kurdish activists killed and over 113 more wounded.
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