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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 07:54 AM

Syria Live Updates: Assad's Forces Move Into Area Hit by Turkey

Source: NYT

Hours after reaching an agreement with Kurdish forces, the Syrian Army entered a key town near the Turkish border ó a significant shift in the power dynamic.

The Syrian Army entered the town of Tel Tamer in northeastern Syria, the state news media reported on Monday, soon after the government of President Bashar al-Assad forged an alliance with the Kurdish forces that control the region.

The return of government forces to northeastern Syria not only deals a blow to Kurdish-led forces who were supported by the United States, but also signals a major shift in Syriaís eight-year war.

The Syrian government had been almost entirely absent from the northeast since it withdrew or was chased out by armed rebels. The Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led militia that worked with the United States to fight the Islamic State, soon became the regionís overarching political force.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/world/middleeast/turkey-syria.html

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 08:21 AM

1. This should be interesting.. A NATO ally butting up against a russian ally.... Hummmmmm nt

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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 08:37 AM

2. Thanks for posting this link.

It's great that the NYT is getting into live updating of major situations.

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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:19 AM

3. That flip was fast. Looks like Turkey flips from winner to

loser. Israel becomes a bigger loser. And Russia and Syria are bigger winners. As for the Kurds, they live another day, to be betrayed in the future by Syria. And the ISIS prisoners will be secured, again, by the Kurds, guaranteed by Syria. When the settlement is made, USA and Israel will not participate.

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