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Protests erupt in some Kurd-controlled areas in Syria

The US hopes that the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that is supported by the US will continue to control a large area of Syria.

Op-Ed: Raqqa Syria may become part of Kurdish area once liberated

The northern city of Raqqa now occupied by the Islamic State (IS) is expected to become part of a decentralized Kurdish-run system of government, once it is liberated, according to a leading Kurdish politician.

Many different critics of Kurdish vote for autonomy in Syria

Damascus - The Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria have voted to seek autonomy. The vote was to unite three Kurdish-controlled provinces into a federal system. The move could complicate UN-backed peace talks, in which Kurds are not included.

Op-Ed: Battle with IS for Syrian border city of Kobani intensifies

Damascus - While the Islamic State appears to have suffered significant casualties in the long conflict over the Syrian town Kobani( or Kobane) on the border with Turkey the Kurdish troops in the town appear to be at a disadvantage at present.

Op-Ed: Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels clash with Kurds and other rebels

Damascus - The Syrian Observatory for Human Right claims that Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) members have kidnapped over 50 Kurdish civilians after fighting against two Kurdish towns. The AQI is often called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or Sham (ISIL or ISIS).

Kurds win Syria-Iraq border crossing from Al-Qaeda-linked rebels

Damascus - After three days of fighting on the Syrian side of the border at the Yaaroubiyeh border crossing Kurdish forces have ousted fighters from Al-Qaeda in Iraq (Islamic State in Iraq and Levant) and also the Jabhat al Nusra Front.

Islamists take 200 Kurds hostage as Syria clashes continue

Aleppo - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims that 200 Kurdish civilians have been seized as hostages by Al-Qaeda linked rebel groups from villages adjacent to Aleppo.

Op-Ed: Fighting rages between Kurds and Jihadists in northern Syria

Damascus - In the city of Ras al-Ain in the Kurdish area of northern Syria, fighting rages between several radical groups who crossed the border from Turkey and joined battle against Kurdish militia defending the city.

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