Shafaq News: Syrian Kurds demand Iraqi Kurdistan president to intervene to save them from “siege and…

Shafaq Com – 25-12-2012 – QAMISHLI, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Syrian Kurds demanded on Tuesday, the President of Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani to opening the border between the region and Syria to facilitate the passage of fuel and goods to the Kurdish areas after the siege imposed by the Syrian government and the opposition, that wants to “limit the role of the Kurds.”

The presidency of Kurdistan region denied on Monday evening that it has closed the border with Syria to prevent reception of Syrians, noting that this news are untrue. This request came through an open letter directed by the Kurds Youth Union, Yekîtiya Ciwanên, appealing Barzani to intervene to save the Kurds in Syria from the tragedies, pain, displacement, destruction, siege and slow death.”

The message explained that “what increases our suffering is the presence of those armed groups claiming its affiliation to the Syrian revolution,” asserting that “these groups surround the Kurdish areas intentionally and rob all kinds of goods that are transferred to the Western Kurdistan in order to weaken the presence of the Kurds through by displacing them and changing the course of a peaceful revolution in Western Kurdistan. ” It is noted that many of the Kurdish-majority cities in the northern regions of Syria went out of the control as they are being managed by local committees, after the aggravation of the situation in Syria and the opposed insurgents to the regime of Bashar al-Assad controlled many areas.


Assad faces cash problem

Time world: Economists say Bashar Assad’s regime has effectively gone broke, and is running out of ways to raise revenues and keep most of its soldiers properly fed and paid. Inflation has risen to 40 percent, while the prices of food and fuel have increased although Syria’s government has spent billions of dollars of its foreign currency reserves on subsidising food and fuel.

Syrian currency continues to lose ground: The dollar crossed the 100 pound threshold in black market trading this week in Damascus. It is the second time this year the dollar is traded above 100 pounds. But while in March the rise and fall of the dollar was sudden, its decline now corresponds to a steadier trend that appears unlikely to be reversed in the short to medium term.