Asayish (Syria)

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Asayish (Asayiş)
Active 2012–present
Country Syria
Allegiance Kurdish Self-Administration
Type Light infantry (militia)
Role Security and policing
Size 4,000 (October 2013 claim)[1]
Engagements Syrian Civil War
Hasim Muhammad[1]

The Asayiş or Asayish (Arabic: الأسايش‎, Kurdish for security[2]) is the official security organisation of the autonomous administration in Syrian Kurdistan. It was formed during the Syrian Civil War to police areas controlled by the Kurdish Supreme Committee.

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  1. ^ a b "Kurds Build Bridges At Last". Inter Press Service. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Miller, Judith (1993-01-03). "Iraq Accused: A Case of Genocide". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-04-25.