Hundreds of residents of the town of Amouda in rural Alhasaka on Monday commemorated the third anniversary of the death of six civilians killed at the hands of the militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD.) The event was called for by the Kurdish National Council.
Hundreds of people in the town of Amouda marched to the town’s cemetery to lay wreaths at the graves of the civilians shot by the PYD militia on June 27, in 2013. On that day, the PYD militias opened fire at a peaceful demonstration that was demanding the release of detainees held by the militias. Six civilians were killed and many more wounded in the attack on the demonstration.
The father of one of the victims called for the formation of a committee to investigate the crime and ensure there would be compensation for the victims. Political activist Mahmoud Khillo mourned his son who was killed in the attack, describing the attack as a premeditated mass murder. He also called for setting up an independent committee to investigate the crime and punish the perpetrators.
Member of the Political Bureau of Yeketi party Ismail Houma also called for an investigation into this incident in order to hold perpetrators to account. He pointed out that the PYD militias on June 27, 2013 stormed the offices of the Yeketi party and arrested 50 members. (Source: Smart News)