Al-Hasakah Tribes: Fragmented loyalty

Worth reading assessment of tribal dynamics in the province of Hasakah (including an overview of the most relevant tribes): 

"(...) The tribe-based state of the Syrian Democratic Forces may turn into a “curse”, especially with the expansion of its control area in the two countrysides of Deir ez-Zor and Aleppo, where the Arab tribes are concentrated, amid fears of forming Arab tribal alliances that might harm the organizational structure of the Democratic Unionist Party’s military wing"


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