The Foreign Desk

The battle for Rojava

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19 October 2019

Episode 302

30 minutes


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When US president Donald Trump withdrew US troops from Syria, he bewildered many among his own military, intelligence and foreign-policy establishments. But, most of all, his decision dismayed the Kurds of Northern Syria, long-serving allies to the US in the fight against Isis. As Turkish forces roll into the region known as Rojava, what, if anything, can the Kurds do to stop them?

19 October 2019

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