#Kurds and #Syria — Border Issues

Iraqi forces, including the Iranian backed, Shia-dominated Popular Mobilisation Units (PMUs), are clearing the Iraq-Syrian border and Mosul of Islamic State fighters, presenting Syria’s Kurds with the opportunity of new cross-border links that circumvent restrictions placed on their movements by the Kurdistan Regional Government, or KRG.

Senior members of the Syrian Kurd Democratic Union Party (PYD) told MEE they hoped the operations will aid their attempts to open a separate link with Baghdad, “break the embargo”, and end their international isolation in northern Syria.

The PMUs, known in Arabic as Hashd al-Shaabi, this month launched an operation to clear IS out of the Iraqi-Syrian border south of the town of Sinjar, instead of trying to take the town of Tal Afar 50km to its east.

via Syrian Kurds seek alliance with Baghdad to end isolation | Middle East Eye

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