Assad Quietly Aids Syrian Kurds Against Turkey

(Reuters) Laila Bassam and Tom Perry - Syria's U.S.-backed Kurds are getting indirect help from President Assad in their war against Turkey in the northwestern region of Afrin, where they have a mutual interest in blocking Turkish advances. Damascus is allowing Kurdish fighters to reach Afrin through territory it holds. The arrival of reinforcements is likely to sustain Kurdish resistance.

2018-02-13 00:00:00

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