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Franco Galdini and Pishko Shamsi
In mid-July 2013, the Kurdish majority areas in Syria became embroiled in fierce fighting between the People’s Defence Units (Yekîneyên Parastina Gel [YPG], the Kurdish military forces) and an array of armed opposition groups. While other regions of Syria—notably Homs—had descended into a state of civil war more than a year before, fighting came late to Syria’s Kurdish areas, first erupting between the YPG and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Jabhat Al-Nusra (JNA) in ...Keep Reading »
Franco Galdini is a freelance analyst of Middle Eastern affairs. Until recently, he was the political and media analyst at the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria.
Pishko Shamsi is a consultant and freelance analyst of Kurdish affairs.