SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The perpetrators accused of murdering four innocent Kurdish citizens in Rojava’s Afrin have been reportedly arrested on Tuesday.
Last Monday, a group of young Kurdish people in the occupied Jindires town in the Afrin countryside of Syria were shot dead by Turksih-backed militias after they had gathered to celebrate the national Kurdish eve of Newroz.
The victims were members of one family.
Kurdish officials in the Kurdistan Region in separate statements strongly denounced the vicious murder of the Kurdish citizens, calling for justice for the victims.
“The Presidency of the Kurdistan Region strongly condemns the crime committed against Kurdish citizens while lighting Nawroz fires in the town of Jindires in Syria on Monday evening, which resulted in the death of four people,” read a statement released by the Kurdistan Region Presidency.
“We strongly condemn the massacre of four fellow citizens in Afrin’s Jindires town,” he said in a statement, also calling the relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice as soon as possible,” Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) President Bafel Talabani said.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims. We share this national grief.”
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Patrols of the Military Police with “the support of the Liberation and Construction Movement arrested the three criminals over the incident. ”
Local sources said mass protests sparked in the town where the incident occurred by the residents, calling to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Newroz falls on March 21 marks the arrival of spring and the new year in Kurdish culture. It is one of the key celebrations in the Kurdistan Region. People will wear traditional Kurdish clothes and go on picnics where they celebrate the occasion with eating foods and dancing.