Kurds in the Syria’s northeast announced the formation of a transitional autonomous administration Tuesday after making key territorial gains against jihadists in recent weeks.
Washington and its European allies hope a proposed peace conference in Geneva will produce an interim government that can help end the armed conflict raging in Syria since 2011 – a scenario they fear the coalition’s decision could disrupt.
The coalition official said it would be hard for the interim government to move to Syria immediately due to the risk of attack from Assad’s forces or Al-Qaeda-linked militants.
Jon Wilks, the British envoy to the Syrian opposition, said forming the Cabinet was “an important step” and that Britain was ready to help it deliver services and aid inside Syria.
The Kurdish announcement was made after talks in the mostly Kurdish town of Qamishli days earlier and involves the division of Syria’s Kurdish region into three areas, each with its own local assembly, as well as representatives to a regional executive body.
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