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Syria: The U.S. Will Step Aside for Turkey's Push Against the SDF

Oct 7, 2019 | 18:33 GMT
Turkish armored vehicles train near Idlib on the Turkish border with Syria.

Turkish forces like these training on the western Syrian border near Idlib in January 2019 have massed for an offensive into northeastern Syria, where Kurdish militias have cooperated with U.S. forces to counter the Islamic State.

(CEM GENCO/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The withdrawal of U.S. forces lowers the risk of an unintended clash with Ankara, but it will sow distrust of Washington among possible on-the-ground allies....

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