Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani, president of the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, earlier Saturday backed the minority Kurds of neighbouring Syria."We do not want to interfere in the affairs of Kurds in Syria, but we will help and support your decisions," he said. "But on condition that you remain united during this sensitive period, and that you avoid internal conflicts."He continued: "The situation is important to us because it (Syria) is a neighbouring country, we have a long border with it, and more than two million Kurds live there. It is important to know their future."Iraq's Kurdish region, comprised of three provinces in the north, enjoys broad autonomy under the country's 2005 constitution.

Hopefully a sign of things to come