Transferring up from the south, Syrian authorities troops seized a number of cities within the northeastern a part of the nation on Monday, sooner or later after reaching an settlement with the Kurdish-led militia that has held management of the realm for a number of years.
The Kurds and Syria reached the deal after President Trump pulled again U.S. troops from the border, giving Turkey the chance to invade Syria and launch an assault on the Kurds. The Kurds and United States labored collectively to battle the Islamic State in Syria, and the Kurds took management over territory misplaced by ISIS. After the U.S. retreat, the Kurds turned to the Syrian authorities for added safety towards Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan considers the Kurds terrorists.
Syrian authorities forces have been in a position to take management of a number of cities from the Kurds, together with Taqba, which has a hydroelectric dam on the Euphrates. Kurdish fighters spent Monday battling Turkish troops and allied Syrian militias within the border cities of Ras al Ain and Tal Abyad. The current developments are considered as victories for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who counts Russia and Iran as his allies.
Complicating issues is the truth that the U.S. has about 50 tactical nuclear weapons saved on the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, 250 miles from the Syrian border. Two U.S. officers informed The New York Occasions that over the weekend, State and Power Division workers have been reviewing plans for getting the weapons out of Turkey. They’re “primarily Erdogan’s hostages,” the Occasions says, and transferring them from Turkey would principally finish the alliance between the USA and Turkey. Leaving them is simply as problematic, because it places the weapons and U.S. in a weak place. Learn extra at The New York Occasions.