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After quiet revolt, power struggle looms for Syria's Kurds

Syrian Kurds demonstrators hold flags and portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan during a protest in Derik, Hasakah November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Syrian Kurds demonstrators hold flags and portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan during a protest in Derik, Hasakah November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Syrian Kurds demonstrators hold flags and portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan during a protest in Derik, Hasakah November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
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Syrian Kurd children hold a giant flag during a protest in Derik, Hasakah November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Syrian Kurd children hold a giant flag during a protest in Derik, Hasakah November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Syrian Kurd children hold a giant flag during a protest in Derik, Hasakah November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
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A Syrian Kurd Asaish stands at a security checkpoint at Derik in Al-Hasakah October 31, 2012. Picture taken October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

A Syrian Kurd Asaish stands at a security checkpoint at Derik in Al-Hasakah October 31, 2012. Picture taken October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

A Syrian Kurd Asaish stands at a security checkpoint at Derik in Al-Hasakah October 31, 2012. Picture taken October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
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Syrian Kurds demonstrators hold flags and portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan during a protest in Derik, Hasakah November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Syrian Kurds demonstrators hold flags and portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan during a protest in Derik, Hasakah November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Syrian Kurds demonstrators hold flags and portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan during a protest in Derik, Hasakah November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
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A Syrian Kurd Asaish officer speaks to a motorcyclist at a security checkpoint at Derik, in Al-Hasakah October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

A Syrian Kurd Asaish officer speaks to a motorcyclist at a security checkpoint at Derik, in Al-Hasakah October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

A Syrian Kurd Asaish officer speaks to a motorcyclist at a security checkpoint at Derik, in Al-Hasakah October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
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