This came in a statement issued by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the March 12 Uprising.
The text of the statement included:
"The 12th of March marks the fifteenth anniversary of Qamishlo Uprising in 2004, when the Baath regime wanted to create an Arab-Kurdish strife through some of its agent groups through a football match between al-Fatwa and Jihad teams at that time. In the result of the use of excessive violence as well as arbitrary arrests, dozens of Kurds martyred.
The revolution of north Syria and the Democratic Autonomous Administration are based on a democratic system; the inclusive system of the thought of all peoples and that unified their differences. The democratic revolution has built the community unity that now stands in the face of all those who hostile the free aspiration to the peoples, where the victims of the conflict in 2004 had a major role in establishing the democratic system in north and east of Syria on the basis of the democratic nation's philosophy. Today, they share a common democratic administration. This project was the appropriate response to Qamishlo massacre and the attempts to ignite seditions among the various components.
We, in the Democratic Autonomous Administration in North and East of Syria, seek peace and stability in all of Syria. Our determination is to spread the democratic solution, the dialogue and fighting terrorism in order to prevent the division and fragmentation of Syria's unity. The building of the unity of peoples came in order to strengthen Syria against all forms of attacks. We appeal to the Syrian State's Administration and the democratic public opinion to work for the democratic national change and to establish a decentralized, democratic and pluralistic system.
On the occasion of the anniversary of Qamishlo Uprising, we promise our martyrs and our people in north and east of Syria to follow the path of the March 12th martyrs and the principles of the July 19th Revolution until reaching a democratic, pluralistic Syria without denial or exclusion.