Reuters: “Kurdish-led Council Deepens Power in Syria”

“Kurdish-led Council Deepens Power in Syria”

Appearing in the Daily Star, Lebanon (Sept. 7, 2018):

BEIRUT: The political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces is to form a unified administration for its territory, a move that would consolidate its authority in northern and eastern Syria. The SDF controls around a quarter of the country, much of it captured from Daesh (ISIS) with U.S. military help. It is the largest chunk of Syria outside the hands of President Bashar Assad’s state.

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The meeting agreed a mechanism to build the new administration and elected a board in charge of it, the SDC said. Siham Karyo, co-president of the board, said the change would help “the people overcome difficulties and provide services until we reach a democratic, decentralized Syria,” according to local Kurdish news agency ANHA.

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