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Kurdish Group Says Its In Talks With Syria On Country's Future

The Syrian Democratic Council says its working with the Syrian government on creating a path to a "decentralized democratic Syria."
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Kurdish Group Says Its In Talks With Syria On Country's Future

Kurds in Syria say they met with President Bashar al-Assad's government to discuss the country's future. 

The Syrian Democratic Council, the political wing of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, released the statement on Saturday. 

It said the two sides are working towards an end to the yearslong violence and to "chart a road leading to a decentralized democratic Syria."

That's big news; Assad previously said he would take back "every inch" of territory. 

The Syrian civil war started back in 2011 as a mostly peaceful opposition to Assad.