Spyer: Qamishli Still Under Regime Control

26.2.2013 – From there, however, the troubles begin. As observers will note, the map has the city of Qamishly colored in black. This is the only city in Syria colored in this way, and the map’s key does not explain what this coloring denotes. The map also has the area around Qamishly, and indeed the entirety of north-east Syria colored in yellow, indicating an uncomplicated reality of dominance by Kurdish forces.

Source: http://jonathanspyer.com/2013/02/25/a-small-cautionary-tale/