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Syria Kurd leader vows to keep up democracy struggle

AMMAN - Syria's Kurds will continue anonviolent struggle for civic rights and democracy to replaceautocratic rule despite a decree to grant disenfranchised Kurdscitizenship, Kurdish leader Habib Ibrahim said on Thursday.

"Our cause is democracy for the whole of Syria. Citizenshipis the right of every Syrian. It is not a favor. It is not theright of anyone to grant," Ibrahim, who heads the DemocraticUnity Kurdish Party, told Reuters.
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