In Syria, Kurds fight a war within a war
Both Kurdish militias and radical Islamist groups have captured territory from the Syrian regime, but their respective political goals are irreconcilable.
At quarter past four in the afternoon, three coffins are carried out from the National Hospital in Al-Malikiyah. They are placed in cars covered with Kurdish flags and portrait pictures of the dead. The cars take the lead in a caravan heading out of the town. People of all ages line the road in a simultaneous expression of condolence and display of patriotic unity. Slogans and songs celebrating the Kurdish...
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