Fighters from Kurdish popular defense units YPJ (women) and YPG (men) gather during a short break before heading out to fight for new positions in Syria. According to Amnesty International, U.S.-backed Kurdish forces have forcefully displaced thousands of Syrian civilians, mostly Arabs, and demolished villages in northern Syria, often in retaliation for the residents' perceived sympathies for ISIS and other militants, Oct. 13, 2015. (AP/Jake Simkin)
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Is the US-Kurdish Alliance Over? New Agreement Between Kurds and Assad Could Spell End for U.S. Role in Syria

The agreement came as a result of recent negotiations between Kurdish and Syrian government officials in both Damascus and Qamishli.