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What's Next for Turkey, the U.S. and the YPG After the Afrin Operation?

Jan 28, 2018 | 14:24 GMT
Turkish tanks and troops wait along the Syrian border Jan. 25, 2018, during Operation Olive Branch, an incursion into Afrin canton.

Turkish soldiers stand on their tanks stationed near the Syrian border at Hassa, in Hatay province on Jan. 25, 2018, as part of Operation Olive Branch, launched a few days ago. The operation aims to oust the People's Protection Units (YPG) militia, which Turkey considers to be a terrorist group, from its enclave of Afrin.

(OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

The recent Turkish incursion in Syria was meant to contain the region's Kurds and avoid fueling the Kurdistan Workers Party's insurgency against Ankara. But the move could wind up backfiring. ...

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