Syrian Kurds form administration for majority-Arab town, expanding their semi-autonomous area

October 21, 2015 3:11 PM

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BEIRUT – A Kurdish official says a new administration has been formed for a majority Sunni-Arab town controlled by Syrian Kurds, expanding the ethnic group's semi-autonomous administration in northern Syria.

The announcement Wednesday falls short of declaring Tal Abyad a separate region. Syria's Kurds declared a semi-autonomous administration in 2013 made up of three regions.

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