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        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.