Raqa campaign cements rising profile of Syria’s Kurds
Syria’s Kurds were once a marginalised minority, but now they are leading the charge for the Islamic State group’s Raqa bastion and hoping to cement their gains in the war.
The surprise turnaround in their fortunes is the result of several factors, including the Syrian regime’s decision to focus attention elsewhere and a key alliance with Washington against IS.
They are now receiving direct US military support, and hold large swathes of the Kurdish-majority parts of Syria they call “#Rojava”.
#Kurdistan #Kurdes #Kurdistan_syrien #Syrie #conflit #guerre