US forces, accompanied by Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armoured vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump’s troop pull-out from Syria weakens US hand in the Middle East and boosts Russia

  • Withdrawal could have extraordinary geopolitical ramifications
  • Plunges into uncertainty the fate of US-backed Kurdish fighters who have been tackling Islamic State jihadists
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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US forces, accompanied by Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armoured vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey. Photo: AFP
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