March 17, 2018

Omar Alloush – murdered for building a shared future for Syria’s Arabs and Kurds?

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: The Defense Post

Journalist Wladimir Van Wilgenburg

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – On Wednesday evening, Omar Alloush, the co-head of Raqqa Civil Council’s Public Relations Committee and a member of the Syrian Democratic Council, was killed with a silenced firearm in his house in Tal Abyad.

Born in 1958, Alloush was married and had three children. He had recently played an increasingly important role in local politics in northern Syria.

Senior Kurdish officials immediately blamed Turkey, saying Ankara wants to destroy the Kurd-led Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.

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  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...