News Brief 11/12/2013, Kislev 9, 5774
Syrian Kurds Declare Autonomy
Kurds in northeastern Syria have officially announced the creation of an autonomous Kurdish government in the region.
The move follows a series of military victories against Islamist rebel groups. Kurdish leaders announced plans to create an autonomy in July, but were delayed by heavy fighting with Al-Nusra and other Al-Qaeda linked rebel armies, which also sought control of the northeast.