Turkey counters CIA/Pentagon efforts to split Syria by militarily backing a separate Kurdish state. Meanwhile Russia pulls out troops and air cover to allow them. I guess the next move is up to the US. I have no doubt Russia will re-engage if US forces attack Turkish aircraft or troops.
As is often the case, when the used is as bad as the user, the user gets used.
The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria — with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides.
Turkey is moving armor and troops south to Syria’s border enclave of Afrin, occupied by Kurds, to drive them out, and then drive the Syrian Kurds out of Manbij further south as well.
Says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, “We will destroy all terror nests, one by one, in Syria, starting from Afrin and Manbij.”
For Erdogan, the Kurdish YPG, the major U.S. ally in Syria, is an arm of the Kurdish PKK in Turkey, which we and the Turks have designated as a terrorist organization
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