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Assyrian community news pages and family members blamed Sutoro, an ethnically Assyrian police force associated with the self-administration that controls this relatively calm corner of Syria.Yusph is a member of Syria's Assyrian Christian minority, an ancient ethno-religious community estimated to number in the hundreds of thousands. A sizable number of the religious group's members live in areas of northeastern Syria now under self-administration control, where several Assyrian figures including Yusph say they are increasingly denied certain political freedoms.Assyrians and other Christian minorities have long enjoyed at least nominal religious freedoms under the rule of Bashar Assad and, now in the country's northeast, under the self-administration though often at the expense of any real political standing, local activists and members of the religious group tell Syria Direct.According to Syria's constitution, which was adopted in 2012, Syria has no official state religion.In practice, Syrian Christian minorities have long had some freedoms to worship and observe holidays as they please religious freedoms that Assyrian community leaders in the northeast admit they still enjoy under self-administration rule.Though the self-administration officially recognizes the Syriac language historically spoken by Assyrians as an official language to be allowed in Christian school curriculums, Assyrian activists who spoke to Syria Direct say concerns over imposition of the Kurdish-run local authorities' recognized curriculum makes them worried for their community's future viability in northeastern Syria.
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