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October 10, 2011 12:09 pm

Syrian Kurds Join Anti Assad Protests

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The phrase "Down with Bashar", during the Syrian Uprising 2011. Photo: Jan Sefti.

WSJ – Syrian Kurds protested for the second day Sunday as the killings of a prominent Kurdish opposition leader and several mourners at his funeral appeared to be drawing the country’s largest ethnic minority into the heart of ongoing protests.

The growing ranks of Kurds in Syria’s streets could bolster opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, activists said. But it could also complicate the tepid response to Syria’s crisis among other countries in the region, primarily Turkey, which has its own large and restive Kurdish population.

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