October 12, 2019

Exposed and under fire, Syria's Kurds may turn to Damascus

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: Agence France-Presse

A US withdrawal from Syria's northern border this week has exposed Washington's Kurdish partners to a Turkish assault, creating conditions for a rapprochement with Damascus that both sides need badly, analysts said.

The main US partner in the years-long battle against the Daesh group, Kurdish forces were left to fend for themselves after allied US forces pulled back on Monday.

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Authors

  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. His work focuses on the analysis of complex confli...