Kurds versus Syrian army battle intensifies, complicating multi-fronted war

August 20, 2016 2:39 PM

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Kurds versus Syrian army battle intensifies, complicating multi-fronted war

BEIRUT Fighting between the Syrian army and Kurdish forces intensified late on Friday and into Saturday, creating the risk of yet another front opening in the multi-sided civil war.

The two sides have mostly avoided confrontation during the five-year conflict, with the government focusing its efforts against Sunni Arab rebels in the west, and the Kurds mainly fighting Islamic State in northern Syria.

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