Can Syria's Kurds Hold the Ground They've Gained?
Mar 19, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
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- Turkey's offensive in Afrin reveals the limits of Kurdish aspirations for autonomy in northern Syria.
- The United States protects Kurdish fighters in Syria as part of the Syrian Democratic Forces, but that protection will not last.
- Syrian Kurds will be exposed to a permanent threat from both Ankara and Damascus, one that threatens the future existence of their semi-autonomous Rojava region.