In the third part of our series looking at the conclusion of the 21st century’s most devastating conflict, Kurds speak of the loss of homeland that has pushed them into a stronger alliance with Syrian regime forces
Throughout seven years of war, the Kurds of Syria’s north have been a wildcard. Their loyalties have remained uncertain and their push for autonomy buffeted by a raging conflict that has consumed almost all before it.
As a showdown nears in the north-west of the country, home to a prominent Kurdish enclave until earlier this year – and now central to the outcome of the war, the Kurds are quietlyrenewing their claim. Dozens of Kurdish militants who hadfought with US forces in the fight against the Islamic State (Isis) have now allied with Syrian regime forces in Idlib province for what is likely to be the war’s final, bloody battle.
Link : Kurds renew their claim for Idlib as final battle draws near