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The Kurds in Syria: The Struggle for Survival2012-01-30 19:24
Ethnic minorities in Syria have long realized that people in trouble are left to themselves. Syria, through its intelligence services, has become a thoroughfare for terrorists around the world. "Mukhabarat" has acknowledged inability to eliminate the threat from abroad. He looks for it inside, among ethnic minorities in Syria. Minorities, not relying on Assad, are ready to accept help from anyone. Even from the Syrian opposition.
In early January this year, GTimes wrote about the situation of ethnic minorities in Syria. That t ime, international expert Sergey Demidenko said: "For the Syrian Arabs they're alient element". Omnipotent "Mukhabarat" doesn't bother himself with the protection of national minorities. According to expert, "Syria's intelligence services put preassure on all those caught by their eye. The Sunni Circassians, Kurds, Druze appear under this preassure". As for the Syrian Circassians, according to Demidenko, they're under the real threat of genocide. For the Syrian opposition, they are former military and police, that is, support of hated Assad. They must be destroyed. For the "Mukhabarat" - they're the opposition and potential terrorists, who also must be
Saying "the Circassians" the Arab world means the descendants of Mohajirs from the Caucasus who settled throughout the Arab Middle East in different times. Today, Circassians are looking for salvation in their historic homeland: Circassian, Kabardian and Balkar - in Russia; Abkhazians - in the breakaway republic of Abkhazia.
Back in December 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia received and considered a letter from his compatriots from Syria. In mid-January this year, the Abkhazian delegation visited Syria. Inar Gartsba, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia Advisor on the Middle East, one of the Abkhaz delegates in Syria, told GTimes about results of its work.