Syrian Kurdish party accused of abuse

Posted: June 20, 2014 at 3:53 a.m.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres greets a Syrian child during his visit to Khaldeh, south of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Guterres is visiting Lebanon where he will meet some Syrian refugees and discuss the situation with Lebanese officials. Lebanon, home to 4.5 million people, is struggling to cope with the presence of more than 1 million refugees in desperate need of housing, education and medical care.

BEIRUT -- An international rights group said Thursday that Kurdish authorities ruling three enclaves in northeastern Syria have committed abuses, including arbitrary arrests of political opponents, and have failed to address abductions and unresolved killings in areas under their control.

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