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.

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Trump’s Plan B for Syria: Occupation and Intimidation

The US is creating a de facto autonomous Kurdish state in east Syria that will be defended by a US-backed “proxy” army of occupation.

Trump’s Plan B for Syria: Occupation and Intimidation

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the creation of a de facto autonomous Kurdish state in east Syria that will be supported by the United States and defended by a US-backed “proxy” army of occupation. Tillerson’s announcement was made at a confab he attended at Stanford University at the Hoover Institute.

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Turkey Enraged Over US Deal to Allow ISIS Fighters Safe Passage From Raqqa

The BBC reported that the United States and its local allies worked out a deal with Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) in Raqqa, Syria, to allow them to depart the city with weapons in tow.

Turkey Enraged Over US Deal to Allow ISIS Fighters Safe Passage From Raqqa

On Tuesday, Turkey lambasted the US and its largely Kurdish allies in Syria, the YPG, for having made a deal that allowed 250 Daesh (ISIS) fighters and all their children and relatives to flee from

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US-Backed Militants Block Syrian Forces From Crossing Euphrates River

In trying to forbid Syria’s military from crossing the river, the YPG is effectively trying to claim the entire region for themselves.

US-Backed Militants Block Syrian Forces From Crossing Euphrates River

The Euphrates River remains not only a vital lifeline across much of eastern Syria but also an important boundary area, which has become increasingly more important throughout the Syrian War. Early in the war, Turkey warned they would not let any Kurds cross to the west of the Euphrates, and that this amounted to a “red

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