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Syrian Kurds Point Finger at Western-Backed Opposition

By John Irish PARIS, May 24 – The main Western-backed Syrian opposition has gained little by demanding the fall of President Bashar Al Assad other than fuelling killings and the refugee crisis, a senior official from Syrian’s northern Kurdish region said on Monday. Syrian Kurds and their allies are finalising plans for an autonomous political federation in the northern part of

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A Nation Of Their Own

Syria’s Kurds push for an autonomous province to govern BY Mohammed A. Salih When in the summer of 2012, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) took over the town of Kobani and later other Kurdish-majority areas in northern Syria, few took the occurrence to be so consequential. It was in the midst of the Syrian uprising

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Syrian Rebels Condemn Kurdish-Led Moves Towards Regional Autonomy

BEIRUT, March 19 – Syrian rebel factions on Friday condemned a declaration of federalism in Kurdish-controlled regions of northern Syria and vowed to resist it by force, a day after those areas voted to seek autonomy. A statement from a number of Syrian insurgent groups, some of whom are represented in the main opposition body that

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Syrian Kurds: Left Out

For Syrian Kurds, the future seems uncertain BY Mohammed A. Salih The exclusion of Syria’s powerful Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) from recent Syria peace talks in Geneva shocked the Kurdish community and baffled observers. It also cast into doubt the nature of the otherwise seemingly growing relationship between the United States and the PYD

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