Middle East

Syria’s Kurds take another step toward autonomy

File - Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) guard a point from attacks by the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Khirbet Al-Banat village, Ras Al-Ain countryside, December 24, 2013. (REUTERS/Rodi Said)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 22, 2014, on page 5.




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