Tag Archives: Kurds

Wars within Wars in northern Syria

Jerusalem Post, 19/7: A senior figure in the Free Syrian Army this week said that al Qaeda in Syria were preparing to declare an ‘Islamic state’ in rebel-held northern Syria. This announcement came in the course of a frenetic period … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s Kurdish Gambit

Jerusalem Post, 17/5 On May 8th, fighters of the Kurdish PKK militia began to withdraw from their positions in Turkey, bound for their mountain strongholds in Kurdish-ruled northern Iraq. The decision by the PKK to withdraw is the result of … Continue reading

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The Kurds are for the Kurds

Weekly Standard, 9/3. In northeast Syria, from the border with Iraq to the disputed town of Seri Kaniyah, a de facto Kurdish autonomous region has emerged. The area, known to the Kurds as western Kurdistan, is ruled by the Democratic … Continue reading

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Syria’s Kurds end their silence

National Post, 23/2 As the civil war in Syria grinds on, one of the less noticed developments has been the emergence of a de facto Kurdish autonomous area in the country’s north east. Stretching across a chain of towns and … Continue reading

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Syria’s War within a war

Jerusalem Post, 2/2/13 Clashes between Kurds, Islamist rebels point to increasing fragmentation of Syria A civil war within a civil war has been under way for the last two weeks in the small Syrian-Kurdish border town of Sere Kaniye, in … Continue reading

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Murders in Paris

PJ Media, 16/1. Three female Kurdish activists were murdered in Paris earlier this month. The execution-style killings took place at a Kurdish information office on the quiet Rue Lafayette, near Paris’s Gare Du Nord. One of the three women, Sakine … Continue reading

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A Nation Once Again?

Jerusalem Post, 28/12/12 In Syria, the Assad regime’s retreat back to Damascus and the Alawi heartlands in the west of the country has made possible the emergence of a Kurdish autonomous area in the country’s northeast. This area shares a … Continue reading

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