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Syrian Kurds look to Macron for support as Russia steps up pressure

Ilham Ahmed, co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council, was part of the Syrian Kurdish delegation received on July 19 by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Ilham Ahmed, co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council, was part of the Syrian Kurdish delegation received on July 19 by French President Emmanuel Macron. © Karin Tornblom/TT News Agency/AFP
Syrian Kurds, under pressure from Moscow to resume negotiations with the regime in Damascus, are doing the rounds of their international allies in an attempt to find support for their claim for autonomous status. They have high hopes of the French president, though Paris is unlikely to offer more than symbolic support. [...] (416 words)
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