A member of the Kurdish internal security forces holds his weapon during a patrol in Manbij, north Syria. Hussein Malla | AP
Syria

Alliance Between Syria and YPG Deepens Ahead of Idlib Offensive, Provoking an Unpredictable Turkey

The YPG’s participation in the upcoming Idlib offensive on the side of the Syrian government would essentially cement its realignment in the Syrian conflict, greatly weakening the U.S.’ justification for its continued military presence in Syria, while also potentially provoking an increasingly unpredictable Turkey.