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Syrian Kurdish leader calls for federal state

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Akram Hesso, the Kurdish head of Syria's Jazeera canton, spoke about the Syrian Kurds' relations with regional and international players as well as a model for federal rule in Syria.
Members of the interim government of democratic self-administered party stand after declaring a provincial government, in the city of Amuda near Hasaka January 21, 2014.  Kurds in Syria declared a provincial government in the north of the country on Tuesday, consolidating their geographic and political presence on the eve of peace talks in Switzerland at which they will not be represented. The municipal council will run affairs in one of three administrative districts set up by Kurds, who have seized upon t

AMUDA, Syria — Amid the ongoing war ravaging Syria, particularly the Kurdish regions, infighting among the Kurds continues, as does the Kurdish-Arab conflict. As the Syrian revolution enters its fifth year, areas like Homs and Hama have been brought to ruin and their inhabitants have either been forced out or fled.

Despite the wide unrest, Kurdish regions (Rojava) affected by the spillovers of the Syrian crisis have generally been able to maintain their infrastructure and institutions dating back to the Syrian regime’s rule.

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