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Kurds in northern Syria have announced an abrupt change in alliances in the wake of President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from the area.

American soldiers had been supporting Kurdish fighters, as part of the U.S. military's operations against Islamic extremists in the region. But, with the U.S. already withdrawing, neighboring Turkey has launched an operation against Kurds in Syria, who they argue are terrorists.

Kurdish leaders responded by asking the Syrian regime for help, effectively pivoting away from an alliance with the U.S. and toward forces that are allied with Russia and Iran.

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/14/770045233/after-u-s-withdrawa...

"Another fine mess that Trump has gotten the ME into"

Whose on first, what is on second and I don't know is on third ...

Syria, Iraq, Iran, Kurds and Russia in alliance. Turkey is out numbered and out gunned. Will Turkey pull back and be happy getting billions of euros from the EU to keep the refugees?

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