Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces march during a demonstration against possible Turkish military operations. Photo: AP Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces march during a demonstration against possible Turkish military operations. Photo: AP
Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces march during a demonstration against possible Turkish military operations. Photo: AP
Syrian conflict

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Explained: why are Syria’s Kurds accusing the US of betrayal?

  • Earlier this year, Kurdish-led forces, with backing from a coalition made up of the US and dozens of other countries, took Isis’s last territory in Syria and eliminated its caliphate
  • Turkey’s aim is to expel the Kurdish fighters from a 20-mile buffer zone along Syrian-Turkish border and to completely crush the Syrian Kurdish fighters and stop their nascent state

Topic |   Syrian conflict
Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces march during a demonstration against possible Turkish military operations. Photo: AP Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces march during a demonstration against possible Turkish military operations. Photo: AP
Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces march during a demonstration against possible Turkish military operations. Photo: AP
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