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  11/24/2013, Kislev 21, 5774

Syria: Kurdish Leader Warns of War Against 'Arab Settlers'

The leader of Syria's most powerful Kurdish faction has warned of a possible future war against "Arab settlers" in Kurdish areas of the country, only weeks after his party declared the establishment of an autonomous Kurdish region.

Salih Muslim, who heads the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its powerful militia, the Committees for the Protection of the Kurdish People (YPG), was referring to Syrian Arabs who were brought to settle Kurdish regions as part of the Assad regime's policy of "Arabization".