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Syria rejects Russian proposal for Kurdish federation

Russia's attempt to broker a Kurdish solution was warmly received by Kurds but got the cold shoulder from Damascus.
Kurds carry Kurdish flags during a gathering to celebrate Newroz, which marks the arrival of spring and the new year, in the Sheikh Maksoud neighbourhood of Aleppo March 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah - RTR4UBTE
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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — Dozens of Russian aircraft land daily at Khmeimim air base near Latakia, Syria. One such aircraft from Moscow that landed Sept. 17 didn’t attract attention, but its passengers, eight officials of Russia's Foreign and Defense Ministries, were carrying documents that one day could alter the political scene of the region.

But not that day.

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