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EU Condemns Assassination Of Syrian Kurdish Opposition Figure

The EU foreign policy chief has condemned the killing of a Kurdish opposition figure in Syria.

The EU said in a statement from Brussels on October 8 that "the High Representative condemns in the strongest terms the murder" of Meshaal al-Tammo, who was assassinated on October 7 by masked gunmen.

In Syria, tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds called for the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad as they attended al-Tammo's funeral in the east of the country.

Kurds make up about 10 percent of Syria's 20 million population and largely support the uprising against Assad's government, which they charge with discrimination.

compiled from agency reports