Welcome to Kurdistan

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WHAT WAS HAPPENING: I had this picture taken as I stood on the shores of the after we had just crossed from Syria into northern . Downstream, about 2 km, I could see a tower from the i base that commands the area. The Kurds told me that the is sometimes snipe at the families that use the crossing. (About 150 people cross a day, making it one of the more busy transit points between Syria and .)