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Volunteer Kurdish fighters sitting in their foxholes can watch the Iraqi army shelling near the village of Khazer in northern Iraq. (Joseph Barrak - AFP)
Kurds in a New Iraq Must Find an Identity
In the wake of a war the United States has always insisted must leave Iraq united, the question for many Kurds is whether, after 12 years of autonomy, they can return to life under an Arab president.

President Praises Efforts By Syria
President Bush ended his administration's three-week escalation of warnings to Syria Sunday and praised Iraq's neighbor for new cooperation in the hunt for senior aides to Saddam Hussein.

More From Daniel Williams
With Iraq War Over, Wariness of U.S. Pervades Syria (Post, April 20, 2003)

Forces Kill At Least 10 In Mosul Incidents: Occupation, Governor Have Angered Residents (Post, April 17, 2003)

Kurds Redrawing Map by Memory, With Force (Post, April 17, 2003)

Forces Moving Into Hussein's Ancestral Town (Post, April 14, 2003)

In Mosul, Self-Defense Becomes a Priority: Looting Subsides but Gunfire Continues; U.S. Commander Pledges a Local Police Force (Post, April 13, 2003)

Rampant Looting Sweeps Iraq: Last Major City Falls to Allied Forces, but Hussein's Home Town Still Unoccupied (Post, April 12, 2003)

Kurds Seize Oil Hub in Northern Iraq: Kirkuk Taken In Quick Move; Powell Tries to Mollify Turks (Post, April 11, 2003)

Kurdish Militias Proceed Cautiously: Temptation to Seize Iraqi Cities and Oil Fields Checked by Fears, U.S. Handlers (Post, April 10, 2003)

Kurdish Forces Advance With Caution: Ethnic Tensions Between Guerrillas, Arabs Keep Northern Front in Slow Motion (Post, April 9, 2003)

U.S.-Kurdish Convoy Hit by Mistaken Airstrike (Post, April 7, 2003)

Risking Death, a Northern Town's Baathists Turn Guns on Iraqis (Post, April 6, 2003)

War in North Waged With Passion, Shrugs: Kurds Love Land, Not Senseless Risk (Post, April 5, 2003)

Kurds Take Village From Iraqi Troops: U.S. Air Power Is Key In First Such Skirmish (Post, April 3, 2003)

Kurdish Underground Is Ready to Fight in Kirkuk: With Few Troops in the North, U.S. Isn't Ready to Support Move (Post, April 2, 2003; 6:00 PM)

Iraqis Quit Some Positions in North: Moves Are in Apparent Defense of Oil Hub (Post, March 31, 2003)

Kurds Voice Suspicion of U.S. Troops: Townspeople Complain That Presence of GIs' in Schools Is Posing a Danger (Post, March 29, 2003)

U.S. Cool to Kurdish Call for Uprising: American-Backed Opposition Groups Imply Allied Invasion Strategy Won't Work (Post, March 29, 2003)

Anti-Hussein Officials Rebuke Unilateral U.S. Battle Strategy: Dissidents Say Failure to Incorporate Iraqis Constitutes 'War of Conquest' (Post, March 27, 2003)



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