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In Kurdish Syria, Confusion Rules Amid Fallout of War

This Kurdish majority area in the southeastern part of Syria is a no-man’s land and, at the same time, everyman’s land. Crossing the border from Iraq to get here, the first checkpoint is manned by Christian militias allied with Kurd fighters. Farther west, Arab forces maintain road security. Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad's regime also control parts of Qamishli, the largest city in the region. The control of so many different forces in an area that is only 100...

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