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Syrian Kurds get a first taste of freedom

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2012-08-14

The Syrian army appears to have withdrawn from northern Kurdish areas near the border with Turkey to focus on securing key cities such as Damascus and Aleppo. For Syria’s Kurds, this has ushered in a period of relative autonomy and newfound freedom.

Syria’s Kurds have been enjoying relative autonomy in northern areas of the country since forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad withdrew in July to focus on ousting anti-regime rebels from key cities such as the capital, Damascus, and the commercial centre of Aleppo.

 

 

Date created : 2012-08-14

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