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Assad Forces Clash With Kurds in Northeast Syria

Syrian government officials arrived Friday in Qamishli to try to negotiate a speedy cease-fire between Kurdish fighters and mainly Arab pro-Assad militiamen after the heaviest fighting in more than two years broke out Thursday.  Syrian Kurdish forces and government troops have lived in uneasy détente in the northeastern city of Qamishli, which Syrian Kurds consider their capital. Kurds have enjoyed considerable self-rule, with the Syrian government immersed in a civil war raging...

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