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Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools

Updated : 2019-05-09 11:16:00

Kurdish leaders now hold about a quarter of Syria, the biggest chunk outside state hands. But their grip on power -- in a region rich in oil, farmland and water -- remains vulnerable: President Bashar al-Assad wants all of Syria, Turkey threatens to crush them and US support is wavering.

Kurdish students attend class at a school in Qamishli, Syria. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah/Files
Kurdish students attend class at a school in Qamishli, Syria. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah/Files
Semira Haj Ali, a senior Kurdish education official, speaks during an interview with Reuters at her office in Qamishli. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah/Files
Semira Haj Ali, a senior Kurdish education official, speaks during an interview with Reuters at her office in Qamishli. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah/Files
Kurdish children look through a gate at a pre-school in Qamishli. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah/Files
Kurdish children look through a gate at a pre-school in Qamishli. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah/Files
Kurdish students attend class at a school. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah/Files
Kurdish students attend class at a school. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah/Files
Children play on a swing at a pre-school. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah/Files
Children play on a swing at a pre-school. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah/Files
Eyub Mohamad, 34, a teacher speaks during an interview with Reuters at a Kurdish school. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah/Files
Eyub Mohamad, 34, a teacher speaks during an interview with Reuters at a Kurdish school. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah/Files
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