US STEPS ASIDE FOR TURKEY OPERATION AGAINST KURDISH- LED FORCES
Written by thereachfm on October 7, 2019
The US says it is stepping aside for an imminent Turkish operation against Kurdish-led forces within Syria that have until now been a key US ally.
Kurdish militias played a major role in defeating the Islamic State (IS) group, but Turkey regards them as terrorists.
The US – which has hundreds of troops near the Turkey-Syria border – has reportedly begun to withdraw them.
The main Kurdish-led force has condemned the pullout and accused the US of abandoning its fighters.