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VIDEO – ”Thankful” locals are throwing stones, potatoes and fruits at a US military convoy in the city of Qamishli

Meanwhile, troops of the Syrian Army are escorting their US counterparts out of the province of Aleppo, towards the border with Iraq.

When you come somewhere uninvited and bring your “democracy” you must expect this kind of “love”!

While prior to the Rojava conflict, there had been no institution of higher education in northeastern Syria, in September 2014 the Mesopotamian Social Sciences Academy started teaching. Following the University of Afrin, the Jazira Canton’s Board of Education in July 2016 officially established the second Syrian Kurdish university in Qamishli. The University of Rojava initially comprised four faculties for Medicine, Engineering, Sciences, and Arts and Humanities. Programs taught include health, oil, computer and agricultural engineering; physics, chemistry, history, psychology, geography, mathematics, primary school teaching, and Kurdish literature.

The city is the administrative capital of the Qamishli District of Al-Hasakah Governorate. Qamishli is an ethnically mixed city, inhabited predominantly by Arabs, Assyrians, Kurds and Armenians, with Assyrians and Armenians making up a significant minority. The city is considered to be a Christian center in Syria. It was founded by Assyrian/Syriac refugees fleeing the Assyrian genocide in Anatolia. Today, Kurds, Assyrians, Arabs and Armenians (about 8,500, of whom 2,000 are Armenian Catholics) live in the city.

Header image: Qamishli University