We must also consider the possibility that the whole thing has been a charade, masterminded by the Russians, to get the Americans out of Syria and restore Syrian government control over all of eastern Syria.
The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, declared that he would take over a big chunk of northern Syria to drive out the Syrian Democratic forces, the Kurdish-dominated militia that has been America’s key ally in the fight against Islamic State. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
LONDON, U.K.—Russia and its Syrian ally Bashar al-Assad win, the Kurds lose, and the United States pull out. It has been hectic on the Turkish-Syrian border.
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