By the CNN Wire Staff
October 11, 2011
CNN) -- Two prominent Iraqi Kurdish officials blamed Syria on Monday for the death of a leading Kurdish figure in Syria who was part of the opposition's Syria National Council.
Mashaal Tammo was "murdered by Syrian security," Barham Salih, prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, said in a tweet. "Lesson from Iraq; repression cannot defeat free will of Syria's people."
Tammo, a spokesman for the Kurdish Future Party, was shot dead Friday at a private residence in the northeastern city of Qamishli.
Mahmoud Othman, an outspoken Iraqi Kurdish member of parliament, tweeted that Tammo's assassination is a "clear example" of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's "unwillingness to reform and bloody crackdown. Demos continue till democracy is born."
Syria denies any involvement in the killing.
State-run news agency SANA reported Monday that "tribes an
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