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Syrian Kurds announce formation of a transitional autonomous administration

November 13, 2013, 3:10 UTC+3 BEIRUT
Elections to parliament will be held in the Syrian Kurdistan in the coming months
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BEIRUT, November 13, 0:10 /ITAR-TASS/. The Syrian Kurds have announed the formation of a transitional autonomous administration. A communique, circulated in the city of Kamisli (Qamishli), says that this interim body of power will govern three regions inhabited by Kurds in the country's north and northeast.

Elections to parliament will be held in the Syrian Kurdistan in the coming months.

Since July this year, Kurdish self-defence forces have freed areas that border on Turkey and Iraq from the armed groups connected with Al Qaeda. In Al Hasakah Province, Kurdish forces are in control of several border-crossing stations. The Kurds account for 15 percent of Syria's population.

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