Kurdish-Iranian politician lost life in Turkish drone strike in Syria’s Qamishli

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, the Interior Board of the Autonomous Administration of the Jazira Region announced that a Kurdish politician from Iran lost his life in the drone strike that hit the city of Qamishli, northeastern Syria two days ago.

On August 6, a Turkish drone bombed a car in the al-Sinaa neighborhood in Qamishli, resulting in the killing of four people, including the two children Ahmad Sibi, 14, and Aheng Shibi, 16.

The Interior Board of the Autonomous Administration of the Jazira Region is an administrative division that includes the areas of Qamishli, Derik (al-Malikiyah) and Hasakah and is affiliated with the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).

The Interior Board revealed that Yusuf Mohamed al-Rabani, a leading member of a Kurdish party in Iran, (operates in Kurdish predominately areas in Iran) lost his life in a Turkish strike as he was on a visit to the areas of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).     

Al-Rabani was on a visit to bring together views of the Kurdish people and to meet people of the region, according to a statement released by the board.    

Originating from one ethnicity, the Kurds in Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Syria share the same national issues.

The board extended condolences to the family of al-Rabani, condemning the recent Turkish escalation on the northern belt of the city of Qamishli that claimed four lives and injured three others.  

“Our people fought ISIS on behalf of the world. All active powers and human rights organizations should play their role to stop Turkish crimes that contribute to undermine the fight against terrorism and revives the organization,” the statement read.  

The goal of such recent targets is to strike the stability and security of the region and to spread horror and to evacuate the region from its original inhabitants, the statement noted.

In the last two days, the Turkish forces escalated their attacks on the border with Turkey in the areas of Derbasiyah, Amuda, and Qamishli up to Tirbe Spiye (Qahtaniya) which resulted in a number of casualties among civilians.

Prepared by Nalin Ali