Thousands mourn Syrian Kurd opposition figure

09.10.2011                      11.Tischrei. 5772

Syrien:

Thousands mourn Syrian Kurd opposition figure

50,000 turn out to bury charismatic critic of Assad, Meshaal al-Tammo; government forces fire on funeral, killing two.

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds called on Saturday for the overthrow of President Bashar Assad during the funeral in eastern Syria of Meshaal al-Tammo, a Kurdish opposition figure who was killed a day earlier.
Syrian security forces killed at least two people when they opened fire on the mourners, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. At least two people were killed and three were wounded when the funeral came under fire, the organization added. It estimated that 50,000 people had turned out for the funeral….