Tuesday, October 08, 2019

A New Syrian War

Just hours after the U.S. announced it would be pulling out of the region Turkish forces launched airstrikes against Kurdish and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions in al-Hasakah province in northeastern Syria.

U.S. soldiers previously worked closely with Kurdish forces of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), led by the YPG militia, in the battle to destroy Islamic State’s caliphate. 

The departure of the U.S. from the volatile border region leaves Turkey free to crush the Kurds, who hoped to forge their own state in the aftermath of the defeat of ISIS.

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