Eleventh Kurdish conscript to die in 2010, list of names included

Kurdish Organization for Defending Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria – DAD and Media Institute of Western Kurdistan Society report that the family of Kurdish conscript Yusuf Farhan Qasim received his body on 22 December 2010 from the military hospital in Harasta. Yusuf Farhan Qasim, born 1988 is from Derbassiyeh, in Hasakah province and he served in one of the military units (air defence) of the Syrian army in the region of Rancaus, Damascus. They were notified of his death the day before. He has been buried in his home town.

According to the story from the military authorities,Yusuf Farhan Qasim was killed by a landmine, but there are other stories in circulation by witnesses, about the circumstances of his death that are inconsistent with the official version of the incident. It was noted that his body had a large hole in the waist and pelvis on the left side, and his feet were unharmed and even the military boots that he was wearing were intact.

Yusuf Farhan Qasim joined the military service as a conscript with two of his brothers on 9 September 2008 and was supposed to finish his military service on 1 September 2010, but because of some military sanctions was not permitted to be discharged until 23 December 2010. His two brothers completed their service on 1 September 2010. His family had contact with him a few days before he died, and he told them that he was being treated badly and harassed by his officers.

Kurdish Organization for Defending Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria – DAD reports his body was not accompanied by any official military delegation as is usual practice when a soldier dies during his military service, and normally a formal ceremony would be held.

Kurdish Organization for Defending Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria – DAD and Media Institute of Western Kurdistan Society send their sincere condolences to the families of the victim Yusuf Farhan Qasim, and to the families of all those who have died as Kurdish conscripts in the Syrian army. They point out that the Syrian authorities who bear full responsibility first and foremost for the security and personal safety of its citizens, and they call on the responsible authorities to conduct a fair and transparent investigation to identify those responsible for these killings, and to impose the most severe sanctions against them. They call for the families of the victims to be compensated for their material loss and the emotional distress that has been caused.

The families of Kurds who perform their national service in the Syrian army are fearful for the fate of their children.

26 December 2010

This brings to eleven the number of Kurdish conscripts who have died in mysterious circumstances this year, and forty-five in total:

1 Khairi Barjas Jindo Amuda April 2004
2 Dhiaa Nouraddin Maashouqe, Tirbespiye 2004
3 Qasim Hamed 1982 Al Hasaka Al Kasoua, Damaskus 11 June 2004, suicide
4 Mohammed Shaikh Mohammed Sanare, Afrin Al Qutaifa 23 October 2004 Astma
5 Mohammed Waiso Ali 1987 Kobani Brigade 157 in Khorbat Al Shabab 28 March 2006
6 Idris Mahmoud Mousa Haj Abdo 1981 Talhabash, Amoude 29 February 2008
7 Farhad Ali Seif Khan 1989 Qirouf, Kobani Air defence in Suadaa 3 July 2008
8 Shyar Yousef 1990 Dikê, Afrin Fifth divsion in Daraa 07 April 2008
9 Siwar Tamo 1988 Kurdo, Dirbasiye Air Technical College in Aleppo 21 December 2008
10 Agid Nawwaf Hasan Tal Ilun, Drbasiyeh 02 August 2008
11 Ibrahim Rafat Chawish 1990 Qastali Mikhtar, Afrin, Aleppo Tenth division in
Damascus 27 December 2008
12 Barzan Mahmoud Omar 1975 Alaya, Qamishli At the Syrian-Lebanese border 13 April 07
13 Luqman Sami Husein 1986 Biskye, Afrin Homs May 2008
14 Jihad Ibrahim Yousef Qamishli Damascus 01 August 2008
15 Mohammed Bakir Shikh Dada 1989 Adama, Rajo, Aleppo Fifth Division –
Brigade 17 / Deraa 13 January 2009
16 Berxudan Khalid Hamo Boraz, Kobani Seventeenth division in Al Hasaka –
Kaukab 19 January 2009
17 Mahmoud Hannan Khalil Qerehtepe, Afrin Daraa, suicide
18 Ahmad Sadoon 12 May 2009 Astma
19 Xebat Sheikhmous Quto, Afrin Homs 18 May 2009, drowned
20 Ahmad Abdulrahim Khalil Moustafa 1988 Qamishlo 25 June 2009, traffic accident
21 Malik Akkash Shabo Keferoum, Afrin Fifteenth division in Homs 05 June 2009
22 Arif Abdul Aziz Sayed Osman, Qamishlo 26 June 2009, electric shock
23 Mahmoud Halali Ain Alba Kobani 29 June 2009, a stone fell on him when he wanted
to fix his tent
24 Mohammed Omar Khidr 1987 Dibasiyeh Air Defense – Missile Battalion – Homs 07 July 2009, was shot by other soldier by mistake
25 Bilind Farhad Dreii 1987 Qamishlo Al Hasaka 13/14 August 2006, was shot during
pursuit of criminal security to him in Qamishlo
26 Hogir Rasoul Maashouqe, Qamishlo 08 August 2009, electric shock
27 Ahmad Moustafa Ibrahim 2009, suicide
28 Ahmad Arif Omar 1988 Mamala, Rajo, Afrin, Aleppo 01 September 2009, electric shock
29 Sadik Husein Mousa Dodyan, Afrin, Aleppo 12 October 2009, traffic accident
30 Rezan Abdul Karim Mirane Tlailone, Derik, Hasaka 11 October 2009, traffic accident
31 Firas Badri Habib 1988 Bulbul, Afrin, Aleppo 09 October 2009, traffic accident
32 Sulaiman Ahmad Farook Diko Khasim, Rajo, Afrin Brigade 88 of the
seventh division 30 September 2009, heart attack during military training
33 Khalil Bozan Shaikh Muslim al-Rraqa One of military units stationed in the
province of Latakia, “College of Engineering.” 08 December 2009, suicide
34 Izzddin Moro Barbazin, Kobani, Aleppo Birigade 110 Al-Qtaifah – Damascus 19 December 2009, died during the military training
35 Isa Khalaf 1991 Kobani Fifteenth division in Daraa 10 January 2010, suicide
36 Osman Mustafa Bozan, 1989, Kobani, April 2010, suicide
37 Xebat Hesen Eliko, Efrin, 6 May 2010, suicide
38 Hesen Mihemed Dero, Damascus, 27 May 2010, suicide
39 Najm al-Din Hassan Daallo, 1991, Afrin, al-Raqqa, 7 June 2010, suicide
40 Mustafa Abdo,1982, Deyrick, Homs, 12 August 2010, accidentally killed by a bullet out of his own weapon while on duty
41 Shiar Osman Osman, 1991, Deyrik, Khan al-Sheikh, Damascus, 22 August 2010, suicide
42 Mahmoud Sheikho, Tel Hassel village in Aleppo province, 9 October 2010, suicide but he had fourteen bullets in his body
43 Mohammed Jalal Mohammed, 1990, Alindar from the Afrin area, 126 Brigade stationed in the province of Homus, 6 December 2010, died due to burning from an electrical fault
44 Osman Khalil Ali, aged 21, Kobani, Guard in al-Raqqa, 21 December 2010, died by bullets
45 Joseph Farhan Qasim, born 1988, Derbassiyeh, 21 December 2010, Air Defence in Rancaus, Damascus, died by landmine – he had wounds that did not match this story.

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