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'Historic mistake': Syrian Kurdish leader on US withdrawal

Do the Syrian Kurds feel betrayed by the United States?
President of the Executive Committee of the Syrian Democratic Council, Ilham Ahmed, on whether she feels the Syrian Kurds were betrayed by the United States, and are there links between themselves and the PKK?

(Photo: The President of the Executive Committee of the Syrian Democratic Council, Ilham Ahmed. Credit: Reuters/Henry Nicholls)
Elderly Iraqi Kurdish men in traditional Kurdish garb sit in the bazaar of Suleimaniyeh, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)-controlled city, some 340km northeast of Baghdad, 17 October 2002

Kurds make up the Middle East's fourth-largest ethnic group, but they have never obtained statehood.

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