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volume 27, number 361, December 13-20, 2012


Dispatch from Syria: A Kurdish Spring Emerges in a Bloody Civil War (Kevin McKiernan)

ON THE COVER: Syrian Kurds have taken over a large strip of territory in Syria, along the border with Turkey. Some (like the man pictured) are seasoned fighters who have combat experience with Kurdish rebels in Turkey. Photo by Kevin McKiernan.

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