March 16, 2018

Senior Kurdish official, key to US policy in Syria, killed

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: Associated Press

Journalist Sarah El Deeb

BEIRUT — A senior Kurdish official who played a key role with the United States in implementing its post-Islamic State group policy in northern Syria has been found dead in his apartment, Kurdish officials said Thursday.

Omar Alloush’s death is a blow to the post-IS efforts in the region, as he played a key role in mediating between Arabs and Kurds and in shaping the U.S. policy in the area.

The main Kurdish party in Syria said Thursday the death of Alloush is under investigation and officials suspect foul play.

Read the full article on the Washington Post.

  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...