Kurds in the northeastern province of al-Hasakeh are working to ensure a future in the new Syria, as battles rage in different parts of country.

While the government is still strong in Hasakeh's city of Qamishli, it is granting more freedom to Kurds.

In their crackdown on protests Security forces reportedly refrained from using excessive force against people in Qamishli, and went as far as allowing the Kurdish flag to fly high over the city.

Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid is the first international journalist to reach Qamishli.