Kurdish moves on federalism cloud Syria peace drive

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By Rodi Said and Stephanie Nebehay RMEILAN, Syria/GENEVA (Reuters) - Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria are expected to declare a federal system on Thursday, a move likely to further complicate peace talks in Geneva on ending more than five years of war. Russia pulled more warplanes out of Syria, a new delivery of humanitarian aid reached northern Aleppo province and U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura named a Russian academic to his team of advisers in a nod to Russia's importance in ending fighting.