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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Syria : Kurds take up arms against rebels.


Turkey’s support for rebels is also viewed with suspicion by Syria's Kurdish population, the majority of which lives in the northern border region. On Friday, two of the main Kurdish groups in Syria agreed to join forces to fight against anti-Assad Islamist militants, which attacked Kurdish areas this month.
The Democratic Union Party, known by its Kurdish initials PYD, and the Kurdish National Council (KNC) came to an agreement after a meeting in Arbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region. The two factions vowed to jointly defend the predominantly Kurdish towns in Syria and administer them together until an election can be held to form a local government.
An officer of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) stands guard near the Syrian-Iraq border October 31, 2012.(Reuters / Thaier Al-Sudani)
An officer of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) stands guard near 
the Syrian-Iraq border October 31, 2012.(Reuters / Thaier Al-Sudani)

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