February 11, 2018

THERE IS NO SYRIA:

Friend or foe? Assad quietly aids Syrian Kurds against Turkey (Laila Bassam, Tom Perry, 2/11/ 19, Reuters) 

Syria's U.S.-backed Kurds are getting indirect help from an unlikely source in their war against Turkey in the northwestern region of Afrin: President Bashar al-Assad.

Pro-government forces and Kurdish-led forces have fought each other elsewhere in Syria and Damascus opposes the Kurds' demands for autonomy. But in Afrin they have a common enemy and a mutual interest in blocking Turkish advances.

Posted by at February 11, 2018 7:17 AM

  

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