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U.N. Agency Says Syria Kurds Block Civilians Fleeing Near Aleppo

BEIRUT, May 31 – Civilians fleeing a Daesh offensive in northwestern Syria have been prevented by Syrian Kurdish authorities from entering areas under their control in response to rebel shelling of a Kurdish-held area of Aleppo, the United Nations said. The civilians have been fleeing fighting between Syrian rebels and militant group Daesh that advanced

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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 Kurds Set to Announce Federal System in Northern Syria

BEIRUT, March 16 – Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria are expected to declare a federal system on Wednesday, a Syrian Kurdish official said, taking matters into their own hands after being excluded so far from political talks to resolve the Syrian war. The step that will combine three Kurdish-led autonomous areas of northern Syrian into

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